Ayesha Curry revealed her insecurities about fitting in with the Black community.
In an interview with Working Mother, Curry described how the racial dynamics in her native Toronto, Canada, are different from American standards.
“Everyone was from a place other than Canada and that's how you identified yourself, not black or white. I identified as Jamaican because that's where my mom came from," she told the publication. “In the states I'm simply 'Black.'"
Curry certainly identifies as Black and is instilling pride into her three kids.
“They’re fair in complexion, and they’ve said: ‘I’m not black; look at my skin.’ And I said: ‘No, no, no. You’re a black woman. You have melanin. It’s part of who you are. Our descendants are from Africa. This is what that means,’” she continued. “It’s been a journey teaching them that, and that black comes in many different shades."
Although Curry is making sure her children know where they came from, she admitted there are times she feels like she doesn’t fit in.
“My own community needs to embrace everyone better,” the mother-of-three said. “Sometimes I feel like I’m too black for the white community, but I’m not black enough for my own community. That’s a hard thing to carry. That’s why my partnership with CoverGirl was special for me because I felt like I didn’t fit the mold [of a CoverGirl].”
Racial identity isn’t the only source of insecurity for Curry. After she gave birth to her second child, she experienced post-partum depression and it caused body image issues. This internal battle prompted an impulsive decision.
“I didn’t realize at the time, but after having Ryan, I was battling a bit of postpartum that lingered for a while. It came in the form of me being depressed about my body,” Curry said. “So I made a rash decision. The intention was just to have them lifted, but I came out with these bigger boobs I didn’t want. I got the most botched boob job on the face of the planet. They’re worse now than they were before. I would never do anything like that again, but I’m an advocate of if something makes you happy, who cares about the judgment?”
The chef recently opened up about her other insecurities on an episode of Red Table Talk. Curry admitted she feels as if the attention she receives from men pales in comparison to the attention his husband receives from women.
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