This ‘Melanin Goddess’ is Redefining Mainstream Beauty Standards

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Though she’s a confident model and Instagram star today, Khoudia Diop was bullied for her looks as a young girl.

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Growing up in Senegal, people called her names and made her feel ashamed for her most striking feature, her dark skin.

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She celebrates her amazing skin as she named herself “Melanin Goddess”

Today, this self-described “Melanin Goddess” is sharing her confidence with others in the hopes that she can inspire other young girls to feel beautiful and embrace themselves exactly as they are.

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Melanin is a pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people have. It is generated by cells called melanocytes

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