This is Nyakim Gatwech aka ‘The Queen of the Dark’.
The South Sudanese model has become a viral sensation on Instagram.
Her deeply pigmented skin and defiant personality has begun to change the way people perceive conventional beauty around the world – it’s really amazing.
The 24-year-old is now making waves in the fashion world, and judging by these stunning posts from her Instagram feed it is easy to see why.
She’s embraced her ‘Queen of Dark’ mantle, and regularly posts fantastic inspiring messages to her followers.
My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent… A nation of warriors
Sadly, she hasn’t been embraced by everyone.
Nyakim now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which is where an Uber driver once asked if she would consider bleaching her skin.
Her response, which she documented in the below Instagram post, was perfect.
I was asked my Uber driver the other day he said, don’t take this offensive but if you were given 10 thousand dollars would you bleach your skin for that amount? I couldn’t even respond I started laughing so hard.
Than he said so that a no and I was like hell to the f*king yeah that a no, why on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin God bless with me. Than he said so you look at it as a blessing? I just ?♂️ you won’t believe the kind of questions I get and the kind of looks I get for having this skin.
Her appearance is being widely embraced and she is using her voice as a source of positivity.
It’s beautiful to be black. It is the colour of strength and pride. I will say it out loud. I don’t have to hide.
The nature of the internet – and people – unfortunately means she still receives negative comments, but that hasn’t stopped her incredible outlook on life.
My skin absorbs the suns rays and my hair defies gravity. Now you can’t tell me I’m not magical
Her posts now regularly top 10,000 likes from her 156k followers.
Nyakim has plenty of fans on her Twitter account too.
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