Before Becoming the ‘Melanin Goddess,’ This Model Was Picked On for Having Dark Skin

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Senegalese model and Instagram star Khoudia Diop suffered years of bullying because of her midnight skin, but now the “Melanin Goddess” is using her strikingly unique and gorgeous complexion to inspire others to love their own beautiful Black skin.

During an interview with CNN Films/Great Big Story, the 19-year-old model revealed that she had a rough time adjusting after moving to Paris at age 15. She said she suffered racially charged taunting and bullying from her peers that sometimes got so bad that she stopped going to school twice.

 
 

“They would call me ‘darkie,’ ‘daughter of the night’ and all kinds of names,” Diop recalls. “I was ashamed of being dark.”

Diop said that many of her family members had similar battles over skin color and turned to skin bleaching. She remembered instances when her cousins would try to convince her to use skin-lightening products.

“I have a lot of cousins that use skin-bleaching products. Since I was around 13, 12, they started telling me, ‘Why don’t you use this [bleaching product]? Why you wanna be this dark?’ she says.
 

Her cousins hated their skin color, but she did not. According to the model, they felt light skin signified wealth and beauty, while dark skin meant poor and ugly. But having herself overcome those negative sentiments, Diop said she plans to be instrumental in changing other people’s perception of darker skin tones.

“My favorite part is inspiring the younger [children] because I feel when they grow up, they can teach other kids,” she says, “and the view of beauty can totally change from that.”

 

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Racist: Khoudia, who also calls herself 'Melanin Goddess', said she used to get 'teased a lot' because of her skin color

 

Spotlight: She is quickly rising to prominence online where she has more than 220,000 Instagram followers 

Strength: But instead she demonstrated that she did not care about their comments

 

Confident: Khoudia shared a screengrab of an interview in which she was quoted saying: 'They nicknamed me darky, daughter of the night'

Soaring popularity: Her management, The Colored Girl Inc, said she has shot to Instagram fame in just a few weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

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  I think I posted an article about her a few months back.  She is absolutely gorgeous.  And it's funny how folks can judge your total being just by lookin at the color of skin.  Unfortunately, this color-stroke phenomena is worldwide.  And surprisingly black people do it to each other too.  It's worse when it comes from someone who look like you.  We need to get away from this cuz as we know we have BIGGER fish to fight.  And we have to do it together....regardless of the different hues/tones/shades in our skins.   We are all the same with the same social war....so we need to get over it and go about the business of unity.   But!

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