“If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change,” says the 19 year old model Khoudia Diop. She is a Senegalese model who dared to break all taboos of color, racism and negativity. She was bullied for the color she wore but that wasn’t something she got to choose herself and she decided not to be let down by these shallow minded people.
“I was teased a lot growing up, because of my skin tone,” Says Khoudia, “And now even online sometimes, people will make comments. Growing up, I faced it by confronting the bullies. As I grew, I learned to love myself more every day, and not pay attention to the negative people.”
She started her career two years ago and has taken over the world with a violent storm and has over 235K followers on Instagram. Her aim is to break the beauty standards which pressurize women to fall victim to body and color shaming.
She indeed teaches us to love the skin we are in.
Breaking lose from the chains that restrain us from following our dreams is indeed the key to success. She is an inspiration for us all and we love her!
Written by Azmaira Sodagar (Team PS)