Filipinos on Twitter are speaking up to end the obsession with light skin
Filipinos are taking to social media to post photos of themselves, along with the hashtag #MagandangMorenx.
The hashtag, which in Tagalog translates to “beautiful brown skin,” was first started by actress Asia Jackson.
Jackson, who is of mixed heritage, was born in California to a Filipino mother and black father.
“Tan and brown-skinned Filipinos are made to feel insecure, ashamed and embarrassed of the natural colour of their skin,” said Jackson on Twitter.