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This ‘Melanin Goddess’ is Redefining Mainstream Beauty Standards



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.


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.


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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