top of page

Bye, Bye Black Skin and Clarity

Bye bye black skin

“The more of me I be,

The clearer I can see.”

― Rachel Archelaus

Do you have clarity of purpose and direction? Host Brigitte Jia launches the program with the chapter on Clarity penned by Bud Bilanich from the forthcoming book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers by Cynthia Brian. Your definition of success is what’s right for you – not anyone else. Bud advises to take time and think about your clarity of purpose. How do you define success for yourself? Keep that purpose and definition of success in mind as you make life and career decisions. The book “Bye, Bye Black Skin” by Janae Washington touches on the challenges young black women and girls have encountered and have to overcome. It’s an uplifting story about a young Black girl who goes to a predominantly other race school and is teased because she looks different. Her mother shows her how to overcome bullying and love herself and the skin she’s in. We may look different, but we are the same inside. Clarity is beautiful!

Bio: Janae Washington was just a little girl with a lot of big dreams. She aspired to be a book writer, an obstetrician, and a fashion designer! After achieving her Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design and Marketing, she decided that she wanted to dedicate her life to inspiring other little girls to be anything they want to be, and to empower them with love and confidence. She remembered her early childhood years being the girl that hated her appearance and being extremely insecure…so she went on a quest to help build up the next generation of little ladies. With her first book, Bye Bye Black Skin, she set out to reach millions and help them love themselves as they are. Janae hopes with every book you are inspired to live a purposeful life. Snapchat/Instagram:@thelifeof1janae Facebook:


Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES:

May newsletter:

Buy Tickets to our June 15th A’s versus Angels Baseball Game at:

#StartWithaSmile at and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

Shop. Earn. Give! Use Giving Assistant to earn cash back at 1800+ popular online stores, then donate a percentage to BTSYA:

Discount Software, Digital content. Ebooks, Games:

Express Yourself! Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences, visit Dare to care!

For all the latest news on what teens are talking about on Express Yourself! Teen Radio embed this code into your blogs and web sites <Iframe src="" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" width="420" height="380"></Iframe>

Be the Star You Are!® charity. Every Season is for Giving.

Links you can use for Be the Star You Are!®

Positive Results:

About Us:


How to Help:



Contact us:

Starstyle, Be the Star You Are, and Miracle Moments are registered trademarks of Cynthia Brian


Passion, Purpose, & Possibility Producer

Empowerment Architect
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Instagram-Cynthia Brian, StarStyle
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Tumblr Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Yelp Social Icon
  • Trip Advisor Social Icon
bottom of page