BLACK VOICES
04/11/2014 03:34 pm ET Updated Apr 11, 2014

FOR BROWN GIRLS Creator Commits Suicide

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Karyn Washington, founder of “For Brown Girls” and the “Dark Skin, Red Lips” project has died at the tender age of 22. And this was not a natural death. This was an apparent suicide.

Karyn, who dedicated herself to the uplifting of dark-skinned black girls and women, and worked so that they would have a sense of well-being, was struggling with depression and mental illness, and was unable to extend the love she gave to others to herself.

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