Real Beauty Moment: Prove Them Wrong

Real Beauty Moment

My name is Jade Alexis.  I’m 18.  One thing I’ve had to overcome is the saying, “you’re pretty for a black girl.” What does that mean? Why does it have to be I’m pretty for a black girl instead of just, I’m pretty?

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My mother and my grandmother inspire me. I just feel like people underestimate black women so much. And when you prove to them that you are so much more and you can do stuff that they think you can’t do, that’s what empowers me. You just gotta prove them wrong.

Jade Alexis

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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