Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Melanin Goddess

“They nicknamed me Darky, daughter of the night, mother of the stars.”

Denizens of the Internet are stunned by Khoudia Diop’s remarkable dark skin. The Senegalese model who was once nicknamed “darky” and “daughter of the night” is receiving overwhelming positive feedback for her striking features, especially on Instagram where she regularly shares pictures of herself

Khoudia admits that she wasn’t always so confident—she was bullied and called names when she was younger because of her skin tone, but she’s embraced her uniqueness and pays no attention to negativity.

Khoudia’s confidence and attitude is inspiring young black girls all over the world to feel comfortable about their skin. Skin bleaching is a big problem in Africa and Asia where millions of women use whitening creams to try and fit into a world dominated by Western standards of beauty.


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