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HISTORIC CAMPAIGN: The first beauty and self-esteem campaign/movement in the history of the world for
dark skin.

Everyone needs to learn about darkism and how to eradicate it while being entertained and educated at the same time! This is what I do best. Dark skin activism is an artistic brand that I created from scratch that consists of performing plays and writing books about dark skin and darkism. I am the first and only artist, author and actress in history to do this. For years I have toured the country performing and giving darkism talks. My name is Rashida Strober. I'm the world's first and only dark skin activist. I created dark skin activism and have authored more books on dark skin than anyone one in the world. I created the Dark Skin Activist tour to educate people about
darkism and how to get rid of it while entertaining them at the same time. I have been producing the tour and shows for years with my own money but I need to raise a lot more money to expand the tour properly. Invest right now by giving to this fundraiser to help me reach the 1 million dollar goal. Donate and Share this fundraiser with everybody you know and thank you.

The History of the Dark Skin is Beautiful Campaign and Dark Skin Activism

I am the dark skinned activist, Rashida Strober.  I am the reason that anyone speaks on colorism and darkism as NO ONE  cared about colorism nor darkism before I  boldly pushed the envelope and made it a topic from scratch  on 
social media including Youtube and even TV. People mocked me and said what I was doing surrounding colorism
and darkism was completely crazy. I was even made DONKEY OF THE DAY  by the BREAKFAST CLUB but later 
after seeing my ORIGINAL work started way before social media existed 
thousands copied my original brand. As a result millions of people have been impacted by my unique, original and never done before work on darkism and colorism.

Before Social Media, and the prevalence of the internet I have been advocating for the beauty of dark skin women and girls from a grassroots level. My advocacy began in 1998 with a speech given at St. Petersburg College about the beautiful Sudanese Model Alek Wek's darkism. I spoke about the hatred she received by many who said she was not the standard of beauty for black women.

 Since that time I have led the way by being the first person in history to introduce colorism and darkism to the internet, social media and TV.  Often imitated, copied and even plagiarized since bringing dark skin activism to the
social media and internet world, still I  have poured my heart and soul into building the self- esteem of the next generation of dark skin women and girls as well as all dark skin women and girls world-wide. We can no longer sit by while the world continues to ignore the beauty of dark skin. We can no longer sit by watching the billion dollar skin lightening industry consume the self esteem of dark skin beauty on an international scale. I realized that I must use my God given talents and lived experiences as a dark skin woman to propel the dark skin is beautiful campaign to the next level.  BEFORE anyone uttered a word about dark skin online in 2006 I wrote the play A Dark Skin
Woman’s Revenge.

         Through the writing, producing and performance of A Dark Skin Woman's Revenge aka  Darkism  the next level of the campaign was spearheaded. Since 2010 I have personally financed all previous productions of the play, which has been performed at venues like the Prestigious Atlanta Black Theatre Festival and the University of South Florida. Now I am asking for your help to spread the message of the dark skin is beautiful campaign and to take it to the international level! Its never been a time like right now to support this campaign!


1.A world-wide Darkism Campaign  which include world wide travel for campaign speeches and conferences  to promote the campaign

2.The writing, self- publishing, marketing and World- wide distribution of my dark skin books.

3.World -wide performances of the play A Dark Skin Woman's Revenge and other plays and shows that I have written for THE DARK SKIN ACTIVIST TOUR.


When 1 million dollars in revenue is reached from the products of the dark skin is beautiful campaign 10 percent of the revenue will go to a Dark Skin Girl Poverty Fund. This fund will help dark skinned girls 0 to 23. I was once dark skinned, homeless abused and raped.  I was dark skinned and ignored. I had no one to help me. I had to fight my way out to become someone in life. I don’t want other dark skinned girls or go through this. You all have a responsibility to assist in the building of this campaign. DO IT NOW! 


RASHIDA STROBER aka The Dark Skinned Activist


“Even if you’re going through hell, keep going!” This is one of Rashida’s most inspiring quotes by the motivational king, Les Brown. Rashida knows about going through hell. A Florida native, Rashida is the only girl among 6 siblings. She was born into what seemed like hell on earth, yet through it all, she discovered a burning desire to become a talented performer. At a young age Rashida was destined for success as she won numerous acting awards, including a prestigious Ruth Eckerd Hall Scholarship and the Florida Thespian Festival Superior award.

The St. Petersburg Times wrote about her crowning achievements at the tender age of 13. Soon after, life’s trials shook the foundation of her chances at achieving her dream. Rashida’s self- esteem was brutally assaulted at every turn by classmates who made her life a living hell. Known as “black and ugly” “monkey mouth” and “African Booty Scratcher”, she was told by many that she would never make it as an actress. Living on the streets and all alone by the age of 14, Rashida endured poverty and sexual exploitation. Although homeless, beat down, busted and disgusted with life, Rashida held fast to her dream of acting.

With God’s help she escaped the poverty and sexual abuse and by age 17, she earned a GED, found employment, saved money for an apartment and enrolled in college. After graduating from the University of South Florida with a Master’s Degree in Political Science, Rashida moved to LA to pursue her acting dream. In 2006 she wrote, produced and starred in her autobiographical one-woman show, The Ice Cream Lady’s Dream. Inspired by the dark skin mental abuse of the main character and a lecture Rashida delivered on dark skin in 1998 at St. Petersburg College, she decided to write A Dark Skin Woman’s Revenge in the summer of 2006. This groundbreaking play spurred an international movement recognizing the beauty plight of dark-skinned women and girls.

After three years in LA Rashida relocated to St. Petersburg. After returning she continued to write, speak and perform the play with the theme of uplifting dark skin beauty. She taught in Pinellas County Schools and St. Petersburg College and appeared on television’s The Forensic Files and various theatrical productions, including TV Commercials.
Rashida launched the website, a video sharing site to promote actors, actresses and performers and in 2008 she founded ICLD Productions. ICLD is the first production company of its kind, producing plays specifically about the dark-skinned female experience. Since 2006, Rashida has been performing as 5 characters in the groundbreaking play A Dark Skinned Woman’s Revenge. Select venues include The University of South Florida, The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival and The Washington DC Black Theater Festival.

Rashida has been recognized by her peers for her stellar acting talents. In 2012, she won the Playwrights Red Carpet Award. She won “Actress of the Year” for her heart wrenching performance as Georgana Nelson, a badly treated dark skinned, mentally ill woman in A Dark Skin Woman’s Revenge. Rashida has been featured in local and national newspapers and on numerous television programs. In 2013 she made the cover of the Floridian Magazine.

Rashida is on a mission to change the world for dark skinned people. Her talents as an actor and orator are reflected in her ongoing efforts as The World’s First Dark Skinned Activist. In 2014 Rashida made history. Inspired by the play A Dark Skin Woman’s Revenge, she created the International Dark Skin is Beautiful Campaign, the first in the world to uplift the beauty of dark skinned women and girls. An expert on the plight of dark skinned women and girls, Rashida tours the country speaking about the issue of dark skinned beauty. Sought after for her unique views and expertise on dark skin, Rashida has appeared on numerous talk shows including The Tommy Sotomayor Show, Questions of a Lifetime and was seen by millions as the feature story on Bay News 9. The highly anticipated book version of the play is available at You can also find other books written by Rashida including, Darkism:25 ways dark skin people are discriminated against, How to be the hottest dark skinned chick on the planet and She Black But she ain’t ugly: A dark skin girl’s triumph.

Rashida is one of the lead panelists on the Girls Change the World Workshop in Pinellas County Schools. She is also a keynote for the Great American Teach–In. From High school students to churches, to theaters and community organizations, Rashida inspires audiences through her unique style of energetic, entertaining, raw, honest and engaging insight. As The Dark Skin Activist since 1998, Rashida is passionate about using her talents as a performer to change the course of history for dark skinned women and girls around the world. Her most recent live show is called Burnt Black Crispy Biscuit.  She will also be performing A Dark Skin Woman's Revenge AKA  Darkism in Fort  Worth, TX on November 12, 2016. To find out more visit
Support her Dark Skin is Beautiful Campaign by learning more, sharing the mission and donating today. Rashida can be reached a darkskinisbeautifulcamp[email redacted]





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Rashida Marie Strober
St. Petersburg, FL

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