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Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:25 PM

Black and Beautiful: Michelle Obama, Jada Pinkett Smith, Laverne Cox and More Rally Around 4-Year-Ol

This will break your heart and still make you smile.

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This past week, 4-year-old Ariyonna learned a lesson not just in her beauty, but the beauty in her community.

The young girl became the center of attention last week after a video of her saying “I’m so ugly,” as she was getting her hair done went viral. Shabria, the Atlanta-based hairstylist who filmed the interaction, immediately chastized and comforted the young girl.

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The video struck a nerve with black women around the world. In the last week, many rallied around Ariyonna to give her messages of affirmation.

Forever first lady Michelle Obama spoke to Ariyonna on her Instagram stories: “You are gorgeous. In a world that sometimes tries to say otherwise, I want to tell you—and every other beautiful, intelligent, brave black girl—just how precious you are.”



It's Instagram and I can't post the video. Watch it.

https://theglowup.theroot.com/black-and-beautiful-michelle-obama-jada-pinkett-smith-1842294620

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Reply Black and Beautiful: Michelle Obama, Jada Pinkett Smith, Laverne Cox and More Rally Around 4-Year-Ol (Original post)
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tblue37 Mar 2020 #1
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brer cat Mar 2020 #3
sheshe2 Mar 2020 #4

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:54 PM

1. Cute little girl didn't come up with that in her own. SOMEONE has been saying that to her! nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:59 PM

2. Yep.

"SOMEONE has been saying that to her!"


Damn it, she is 4 years old.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:14 PM

3. Happy ending.

Most importantly, the outpouring had an impact on Ariyonna. A few days after posting the first video of Ariyonna in tears, stylist Shabria posted another video of the gorgeous little girl. This time, she beamed as she looked into the camera and recited a new affirmation.

“I’m black and beautiful. Thank you,” Ariyonna said, punctuating the affirmation with two air-kisses.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:30 PM

4. So sweet to have a happy ending.

Love the air kisses and "I am black and beautiful."

Thanks, brer.

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