[Trending Now] The Internet Is Stunned By The Beautiful Dark Skin of the ‘Melanin Goddess’ See Her Pictures Here!
“Melanin Goddess” Khoudia Diop, a young Senegalese , Paris/NYC model is now becoming viral for her confidence, natural beauty, and self-...
“Melanin Goddess” Khoudia Diop, a young Senegalese, Paris/NYC model is now becoming viral for her confidence, natural beauty, and self-acceptance.
Names such as “Darky”, “Daughter of the Night”, and “Mother of the Stars” were once words used to hurt her.
She talked about growing up and being bullied just for the way that she looked and her difference from others. “Bullies used to come with all kinds of names thinking I’ll feel bad about my color, well guess what, I loved them all and showed them how much I didn’t care about what they think,” she said.
Now that she has fully embraced her own beauty and her individuality, Khoudia is now standing proudly above these names.
After being featured in the “The Colored Girl” campaign, which celebrates women of color, and endeavors to end the belief that light colored skin is more attractive than dark colored skin, her fame began to rise.
Over time, she has gained more than 150k followers in Instagram with the handle @melaniin.goddess. She receives an overwhelming amount of support and positive feedback because of her confidence and outlook in life.
Skin bleaching is a major problem in many African countries. A disturbing report found that 75% of Nigerian women are using skin lightening products to achieve a fairer skin tone, followed by Togo with 59% of women and South Africa with 35%.
“There is a wrong belief that the light-complexioned ladies are more beautiful and acceptable to men,” Olanrewaju Falodun, a consultant dermatologist at the National Hospital in Abuja, told Afrizap. “Over time ladies who are dark complexioned who have internalized this wrong perception tend to lighten their skin to improve their sense of self-worth.
The other reasons are ignorance and peer pressure.” She is now known for holding her ground and believing in her unique beauty, she serves as a role-model for many other colored women and models around the world.
Inspiring them to accept their true selves, in a world where Western standards dictate what is acceptable and what is not.