It takes a strong person to admit that they were not always proud of who they are. It takes an even stronger person to get over the world’s perception of beauty and accept that they are beautiful in their own way. Snoop Dogg's daughter, Cori Broadus did just that in an Instagram video and lots of people are praising her for coming out strongly for black skin and natural hair.
Cori Broadus may be a 17-year-old may be hip-hop royalty, but she hasn’t always felt beautiful. Through an Instagram post – that has since been deleted – the teenager made a strong case for natural hair and melanin when she admitted to not always being in love with it when growing up.
“I can finally say I’m comfortable in my own skin, grew up disposing the skin tone I was in because it’s been bashed for so long & society has been pitting in our heads that dark is ugly. For all you beautiful chocolate girls/women out there you’re BEAUTIFUL & don’t let anyone tell you different. –Cori B.”
While this may have been a simple message for her or even an affirmation, she may have inspired lots of young women and men. Some comments cemented the way people felt about the message.
“Yep. So young and wise. Mom and dad did a good job.” “Dark n lovely young woman. Don’t ever forget it. We need more young women like you to help teacher our babies some self worth,” and “You’re gorgeous and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Love your hair too!”
In a world where worth is determined by one’s body size and the price of their clothes, this message is timely.