Colorism is the African American community has long caused angst and division amongst its members. This woman's belief she cannot wear orange because she is "too dark" speaks to a larger issue that women of deeper complexions have been made to feel less beautiful than lighter skinned women. I beg of you, both men and women, as I have heard this comment in various forms come from both, do no internalized this lie. Do not feel as if you are only deemed beautiful if you stay within the rules of your complexion. Your confidence and self-love are what makes you beautiful, clothing merely enhances that.
To the woman who thought she couldn't wear orange, I hope one day you'll feel beautiful in any color. This is an ode to you.