How Being Body-Shamed Affected Me As A Kid — Singer, Omawumi Spills
Nigerian singer, Omawumi has shared her experience of how she was body-shamed when she was a kid and she reveal she was one of those kids they used to call ‘Hummer Headed’ and ‘Okpengbe forehead’.
Taking to her Instagram page, Omawumi disclosed that her aunty used to call her ‘beauty’ and was using it to prophesy into her life that she will be pretty someday.
She conceded that she allowed it get to her and there were times she could not step out without being heavily decked up in makeup and will do all sort of things just to hide her flaws because she felt imperfect.
Part of her write-up reads;
Now the only thing that has changed is that I’m madly in love with my imperfect me, with my ekpengbe forehead , with my knock knees, with my cellulites and stretch marks like map of Africa! I’m in love with my skin and everything within… And guess what? I can still decide to change or hide a flaw because that too is ok! what I won’t do is allow anybody’s perception of me direct the decisions I make for myself. I am Beautiful…You are beautiful too!
ellathepeach wrote; “It’s always an Aunty growing up my aunt she always called me ugly and everytime I stand close to her she will shout and chase me away”
hayorsamuel wrote; “In Africa, 89% of kids were raised in toxicity…it’s d reason why it’s ‘cold outside’. People just do and say things without thinking how it affects someone else.”
queenfaithysia wrote; “I got body shame a lot , people won’t stop telling me of how short I’m, till date, but I ask them how many of them are richer than I’m and they take an offense ”
choma225 wrote; “Thank you so much I’m also going through this,base on my tribal mark and my height..it’s well ”
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