Popular female musician and TV personality Kush Tracey has opened up on her addiction, during her 20s.
In a lengthy post she shared online, the Dandia remix hitmaker said that at the time, she thought that she was more beautiful by modifying her skin colour.
“In my early-mid 20s I was as lost as they come🤣 yes that 2nd pic is still me,skin bleached,skinnier,looking like I’m living my best lifebut the reality is I was broken,lost,confused & I definitely lacked an identity😞I thought being light skin made me “more beautiful” but that’s a lie from the pit of hell🚮 (no offense to the natural light skins outchea y’all are as gorgeous queens❤️)” she wrote.
She admitted that it wasn’t easy to restore her original colour, as parts of her skin had been destroyed during the whole skin lightening process.
“Why I’m I sharing this today,so many women dm me asking how I stopped bleaching & got my natural color back, the reality is I destroyed some parts of my skin then & it’s been a journey of patience & healing to get to where I unconditionally love my skin colour,embrace my unbalanced melanin all the dark parts & light parts equally & I’m no longer ashamed of my story,” she said.
“I never thought skin bleaching addiction was an actual thing until I did a lot of research to understand why it was a struggle for me to just stop doing something that was actually causing harm to my body & could potentially have severe consequences in the long run (story for another day🤗)” she further said.
She also had to ditch friends who encouraged her to lighten her skin.
“Anyway I had “friends” who “preferred” me “lighter” & thought that’s when I was beautiful🤣 (well I dropped them tukisonga) but the more I’ve worked on my mindset & thank God for the Bible I’ve embraced the truth of who God says I am,I don’t need to change my skin colour for nobody to validate me & put me in a “beauty category” I can’t type everything here; but to all my gorgeous beautiful melanin queens,y’all are a dime😍 you don’t need to get a few shades light to look beautiful,y’all are beautiful just the way you are. Find your true worth & identity in Jesus Christ,” she maintained.
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Kush Tracey is known for banger such as Chorea Zoea, Dandia remix among other. She however quit the secular music industry after four years and decided to be saved in 2019. She has since released a number of gospel songs.