From where does self hate come? It's up to us to encourage our babies & tell them how special they are!
The Atlanta stylist Shabria (@lilwavedaddy) captioned the video:
While doing her hair she had alllll the energy in the world then out of nowhere she stares at herself and gets soooo discouraged 😢 it broke my heart into pieces because she has the GREATEST energy and the most beautiful smile and heart ! She comes from a great home & loving mother . I just think when kids go to school they learn and pick up sooo much different things that they don’t know the definition but they know the feeling ! Keep her in your prayers and keep lifting up our future !!!
Celebs sent her messages of encouragement.
Ariyonna, 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.#blackgirlmagic@lilwavedaddy
THIS is the motivating factor for Black women to leave a legacy...of WORTH of BEAUTY! We are fighting hundreds of years of brutal conditioning of being considered less than. It is sprinkled in our language, behavior, laws, music...etc.. and trickles down to our youth. I'm speaking LIFE into Ariyonna. From a sista who looks a lot like you....you were born worthy therefore you were born beautiful!❤❤ 🎥@lilwavedaddy
And Matthew Cherry who won an Oscar for animated short film, 'Hair Love' , asked artists to create artwork for Ariyonna using the hashtag #ArtworkForAriyonna.