Real Beauty Moment: Like Yourself

One thing my mom always tells me is that the only person that you’re going to be with for the rest of your life is yourself so you might as well come to terms with liking yourself. One thing I learned to be comfortable with is my skin complexion. I go to a school where there are mainly Spanish people—light skinned and long hair. I’ve just come to terms with who I am and where I come from (Senegal, West Africa). Only I really know essentially.


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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