Senegalese model Khoudia Diop opens up about the societal pressures of being a dark skin woman and how she has come to love her skin.
For black women, celebrating our beauty and relishing in our glorious melanin is an act of self-love, a well-deserved slap in the face to Eurocentric beauty ideals attempting to convince us that black skin—particularly dark skin—isn't beautiful.
We all know the deal: black women aren't beautiful in spite of our blackness, we are beautiful because of it. With her career as a model, Khoudia Diop (aka Melanin Goddess) has embodied this truth.
In the #BlackGirlMagic video below, we talk to the Melanin Goddess about how she learned to twirl on her haters and fully embrace her dark skin.