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"Being Black is Lit:" Talking #BlackGirlMagic with the Melanin Goddess

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.

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The 5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Fireboy DML, Juls, Adekunle Gold and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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