My life as a special needs mom
Hey y'all!  Carmen here, sharing a very intimate part of myself as a result of recently having received the absolute sweetest private message from a woman thanking me for sharing my story with th...
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Love found me after I found myself
A couple years ago (with my therapists support) I made a list of all the qualities I absolutely would not accept or tolerate in my next relationship, as well as absolute must have qualities. Cheating,...
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Life is too short to always be at war with yourself 
I have become a better, gentler version of myself.  In no particular order as a result of... Losing my dad without getting to tell him I love him one last time.  Ending a life-changing rela...
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30 day water detox challenge
A few weeks ago I shared part one of My Not So Great Relationship with Water.  In short, it's one area I have always struggled with prioritizing.  Knowing the significance of regular wat...
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Life as a pescatarian (meat with no feet diet)
About five years ago I adopted a meat with no feet diet.  For those of you who don't know what that is...I'm a pescatarian.  I haven't eaten meat in five years.   Yes.  Black girl...
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Design Your Life
Listen or read this post: Greetings!  Carmen Veal here.  Founder of Brown Skin Women and Creator of the Design Your Life Guide. I am excited to finally make time to create this guide to ...
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Anxiety, depression and owning your truth
I am an advocate for owning my truth. I've suffered from anxiety and depression. I've lived in darkness. Isolating myself and my child from the outside world.  Everyone thinking I was super bus...
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Welcome to Brown Skin Women

Welcome to Brown Skin Women

Brown Skin Women is a natural hair, beauty, wellness and entrepreneurial network which elevates female youth and women through ethnic beauty and wellness founded by myself, Carmen Veal, in 2013. You ever hear the saying "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life"?  Well, it's true.  Brown Skin Women came about after a decision to chop off my chemically relaxed hair to embrace it in it's natural state.  This decis...

Words To Live By...

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.

Design Your Life...

Inspired by a natural living, mental wellness journey, Carmen Veal created Brown Skin Women in 2013 as a means to uplift the black community. A natural hair, beauty, wellness and entrepreneur personal and professional outlet for women and girls of color. When Carmen isn't busy planning events for clients, she is blogging and mentoring women and girls through Brown Skin Women.

Meet Founder Carmen Veal

Our Core Values

Empowerment, Happiness, Support & Fun: A powerful variety of educational tools and resources (empowerment), spotlight features and relationship building via our blog and social outlets (support), mental wellness and self love (Happiness) and dynamic, one of a kind events (fun).

Motivation and hard work got me here. My natural hair and we...
Relevant black news, local news, black history and Brown Ski...
Our academy offers summits and retreats for youth, workshops...
Fun, therapeutic and networking events that are designed to ...

Our Membership Club

We are America's largest membership network for women of color. Our membership club is the best way to meet and network with like-minded women while taking advantage of all resources and events that are heavily discounted and mostly FREE. Whether you own a business or are looking for social support and connection, one of our three membership levels are for you.

Latest Blog Updates

Brown Skin Women Features

Understanding the art of meditation on a much deeper level
The only things in this world I can control are my thoughts. The only thing constant in this world is change. And what people do to me is never because of me,...
Ethnic Beauty Story Telling
Storytelling is the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, often with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment. I am thrilled to introduce Brown Sk...