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Middlesbrough, UK

Womenswear brand based in the North East of England. We'll be bringing you vintage gems sourced from...

WOTW: Khoudia Diop

Friday, 18 November 2016

WE’LL BE WRITING ABOUT ONE WOMAN EVERY WEEK THAT WE FIND AWESOME. THEY WILL BE AWESOME FOR MANY DIFFERENT REASONS, THEY MIGHT BE, WRITERS, ACTRESSES, SCIENTISTS OR ACTIVISTS. THEY’LL BE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE, THEY’LL BE INTERESTING, INSPIRING AND THEY’LL BE ABSOLUTELY KILLING IT IN WHATEVER THEY DO. WE HOPE YOU CAN CHANNEL THEIR AWESOMENESS TO AID AND INSPIRE YOU.

Photo cred: braperucci.com

She is known the world over as the Melaniin Goddess with just under 350,000 Instagram followers on her account it’s not hard to see why! Have you ever seen anyone more beautiful? Her skin has been described as ‘the blackest of black’ in fact it shines iridescent blue in the light, so cool!

Photo cred: Cosmopolitan.com

Despite being continuously bullied as a child the Senegalese native refused to give up on her dream and moved to France at the age of 17 to forge a career in the modelling industry. Earlier this year Khoudia was selected for the The Coloured Girl Project a photo series celebrating women of all different colours and background. Unsurprisingly, the project garnered support from every corner of the globe and gained an immense amount of media attention.

The Coloured Girl Project

Khoudia has since taken the internet by storm, using her Instagram account to reach out to women around the world and promote positivity about the way we look. It’s inspiring to see a young woman not only comfortable in her own skin but also that wants to use her experiences to help others. In the words of Khoudia Diop – “If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change” Amen to that.

Photo cred: bossip.com