Serious question: raise your hand if you’re a melanin-rich human who thinks they don’t have to wear sunscreen because of their skin tone?
A year ago, I would have raised my hand.
You see, I grew up believing the myth that brown skin people don’t have to wear sunscreen because we don’t really burn. Ohhhhh my goodness, was I wrongity wrong wrong wrong.
They say it often takes something happening close to home for a message to sink in, and this is what happened with some of my family members.
Many of us shared the same nonchalant attitude towards sun protection, until one of our loved ones developed a melanoma under his full head of thick, black hair.