This is not the first time Ayesha Curry has brought up this topic.
While on The View, the wife of Stephen Curry talked about how difficult it was for her when she moved from Canada to North Carolina where she felt her own community didn’t embrace her.
“Curry said that in Canada, “I always loved every part of me.” But in North Carolina, she felt like she had to decide which group to associate with based on her roots.
“It seemed like my own community didn’t want to, like, wrap their arms around me and embrace me,” Curry said. “That kind of hurt.”
“I just want my community to embrace all shades because we come in so many different shades. Melanin is not one thing; it comes in so many different shades,” Curry continued. “I love my melanin.”
It was just last month she Ayesha spoke with Working Mother and spoke about this very same topic.
“My own community needs to embrace everyone better. Sometimes I feel like I’m too black for the white community, but I’m not black enough for my own community. That’s a hard thing to carry. That’s why my partnership with CoverGirl was special for me because I felt like I didn’t fit the mold [of a CoverGirl],” she adds. “I’m not in the entertainment industry, in the traditional sense. I’m not thin; I’m 170 pounds on a good day. It’s been a journey for me, and that’s why I want my girls to understand who they are—and to love it.”