Pearl Thusi (Photo: Getty)
Cape Town - Local TV personality Pearl Thusi talks about how skin colour has always been a big part of her life.
In a powerful Instagram post Pearl opened up about how she was bullied as a child because of her light complexion.
"You only seem pretty because you're light. You wouldn't be pretty if you were dark," she recalls being taunted.
"I wished and prayed to be darker. To be accepted. But the sun laughed at my peeling skin revealing a fresh layer of it's true form because even she couldn't burn me hard enough," she writes.
She goes on to talk about how she learnt to love her skin and how she had to defend her "blackness" with her actions.
"Our colours can unite harmoniously to make a motherland so strong and indivisible that the beauty is envied by all the universe," she ends off the post.