I am beautiful and black. I am smart. I am funny. I am vibrant, she says. I am kind. I am honest. I am helpful. I am graceful. I am nice. I am proud to be brown. I am magical, unbreakable, and confident.
Elle said her daughter called her after school crying, saying, “Mama, kids were bullying me on the bus.”
As a mother, I know that children will be children, but it didnt sit well with me that Charleigh was being constructed fun of for being brown .”
Elle said she had a chat with Charleigh over the phone and again when she got home, where she reinforced the fact that she is a beautiful person, inside and out, and so is the color of her skin.
Although Charleigh took her mother’s words in, she didn’t feeling comfy riding the bus home the next day.
So Elle, who does self-care conferences with adults, said she then decided to do the self-love exercising with Charleigh because she could tell her daughter was still a little bothered by the comments.
I wanted to make sure she knew that no matter what, who she is cannot be broken by hurtful speech, even when it feels like the opposite, Elle said.
Elle said that her daughter is excavating the workout and she schemes on putting sticky notes on the mirror every day so she can continue doing it.