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Chloe Bailey’s Confidence Should Make Us Proud, Not Spiteful

The criticism toward her self-love says more about you than her

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Chloe Bailey attends the 51st NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2020 in Pasadena, California. Photo: Aaron J. Thornton/FilmMagic/Getty Images

We are part of a community that would rather hashtag Black women than affirm them. This sobering truth took up residence like a lump in my throat as I watched Chloe Bailey trend on social media for two days. After reaching 1 million followers on her…

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Candice Marie Benbow

Candice Marie Benbow

Candice Marie Benbow is a theologian, essayist and creative who situates her work at the intersections of beauty, faith, feminism and culture.

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