Real Beauty Moment: Mother of Beauty



I feel like I’m blessed. You know why?

Because I was born in Africa, Nigeria, the motherland of beauty. We are basically the mothers of beauty. The mothers of everything. So I feel like I’m blessed because I have this dark skin. No one can take that from me.


When I was in middle school and high school I was a little overweight so I had struggle with feeling like beauty was the skinny model in the magazine. And then I got older and I realized my curves make me and God gave me those curves and I need to embrace them.


For BCB’s Real Beauty Moments, women share their beauty testimonies with us wherever we meet them.

Abi Ishola
Abi Ishola


Abi Ishola is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beyond Classically Beautiful, the acclaimed photo series turned multimedia platform. On any given day, you can find her tucked away in a perfectly lit Brooklyn coffee shop working for several hours. Then she dashes off to pick up her daughter from daycare. Abi is also a TV Producer, a proud FIT Alum, Nigerian-American, and a soul searcher.

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