Khoudia Diop, also known as melaniin.goddess on Instagram, is taking the internet by storm. The 19-year-old, Senegalese model moved from Senegal to France when she was 15 and at 17, she started working as a model.
It was not always easy for Diop to love her complexion. Growing up she was bullied because of her skin tone. Fortunately, she learned not pay attention to the negative people and focused on building her confidence and to loving herself.
Diop has more than 322k followers on Instagram and is using her platform to inspire her followers. She shares inspirational words of wisdom to empower others.
“If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.”
Diop is currently working with The Colored Girl Inc., a “creative initiative of love, empowerment, and awareness”. Recently Diop has made an appearance in The Colored Girl’s Rebirth campaign