Sorority Sisters Shoot “Melanin Illustrated,” On A Beach Honoring Black Beauty.


 “Melanin Illustrated” (Photos: @javmereb)



“Black women are often overlooked in beauty,” she says. “This was our way to shine a light on all types of black beauty.”
“Our sorority is all about black excellence, ” she says. “We want to serve as an example and [show] appreciation of black women. Our commitment is to scholarship and service, and this was to honor the sisterhood.”
Sorority sisters shoot a beach photo shoot dubbed “Melanin Illustrated,” honoring black beauty.




Recently the women took a three-day trip to Costa Rica, where they celebrated the Beta Alpha chapter of Delta Sigma Theta a decade after they founded it, in spring 2007, at Florida A&M University.
The sisters are professional women, ages 29 to 35, who continue to be involved in each other’s lives.




“Being in a sisterhood means having a support system and someone always there to count on,” LaToya Owens tells Yahoo Style. Owens is one of the founders of the sorority’s chapter at A&M. She also organized the sisters’ recent trip.




With the hashtags #MelaninIllustrated and #TITEtakescostarica, the women have shared photos of their stunning fun-filled trip to the Central American country on Instagram.




“We spent three days bonding and doing fun activities, and then we rented out a catamaran that took us to a private beach where we took the photos,” she adds.

Owens says they coordinated their look by wearing nude-colored bathing suits for the photo shoot, and that their aim was to empower one another and celebrate black beauty.

moecaramel ~ Different shades...Different tones... Black is beautiful!! 🐘☀️πŸ”₯πŸ’₯ Celebrating 10 years with my line sisters showcasing "Melanin" at its best!! 
Congratulations Ladies. We need to celebrate Black Beauty Daily!







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