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For Brown Girls Blogger Karyn Washington Commits Suicide

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Karyn Washington, the 22-year-old founder of For Brown Girls and the #DarkSkinRedLipProject committed suicide on April 8, according to reports.

Washington started the Red Lip Project after rapper A$AP Rocky said red lips did not compliment a dark-skinned black woman. Thousands of women confidently posted themselves via social media rocking their red pouts proudly. Her mission for the campaign and FBG was to celebrate the beauty of dark skin by promoting self love. A longtime friend of Washington wrote this post for Karyn after getting the news:

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  • Riccia Thomas
    June 9, 2014

    This hurt my heart. The saddest thing I see within our community is the promotion of hate via skin complexion. It is the stupidest thing ever. Dark or light your not garunteed to be “cute” or “ugly”. Cute face+messed up attitude = ugly all around idc what anyone says.

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