#GrowingUpWithBrownSkin Reveals What It's Like to Be a Person of Color in the US Today

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In the shadow of the horrific Orlando massacre, a seemingly unrelated hashtag popped on Twitter: #GrowingUpWithBrownSkin. In it, people of color shared what it's like to face racism and discrimination, but also to love themselves and their communities.

There's the long battle:

And the everyday microaggressions:

And, of course, there's the beauty:

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Jamilah King

Jamilah King is a senior staff writer at Mic. She was previously an editor at Colorlines.

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