Author Ayesha Curry is being applauded and raising eyebrows once more by sharing her truths with the world via a lengthy interview with Mother magazine.
The chef recently caused a ton of drama by saying she wished other men gave her attention while slamming the countless groupies lurking around her husband, Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry.
This time around, Ayesha confessed that her young daughters — Riley and Ryan — told her that they are not black and she had to explain the following: “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. In the States, I’m simply ‘black."”
She continued: “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.’ It’s been a journey teaching them that, and that black comes in many different shades.”
She added: “My own community needs to embrace everyone better. 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],” Ayesha added, “I’m not in the entertainment industry, in the traditional sense. I’m not thin; I’m 170 pounds on a good day. It’s been a journey for me, and that’s why I want my girls to understand who they are—and to love it.”
One critic replied: “You’re not black you’re mixed. It’s not a bad thing. That’s like a pink crayon saying it’s 🖍our family is gorgeous. You inspire so many, thank you for being great role models for a strong black successful family.❤️Thank you for being honest and transparent about your life. 👏🏾”
A supporter wrote: “Agreed. Even though I was born in the US, my Jamaican parents/family made sure we knew that too! I didn’t know anything about racial division until I went to undergrad. Not sure how you manage everything you do and still manage to be a great mom and wife. What a role model you and your husband have been, not because of what you do but because of who you are. Happy, good sports and have faith.”
This Instagram user shared: “Ok, I apologize but dang Queen. Sit the heck down. Are You trying to out due Steph? You have already with 3 babies. Be like LJ’s wife. Smart, Rich, and off social media so much. It’s like we know Your special, DO YOU?”
This third person stated: “All her friends be here defending her and talking about rising above while she in the comments arguing 🙄😂😂 Baby girl you ain’t slick. Did you talk about the balance between keeping it real and getting plastic surgery?🧐”
Note that Ayesha was born in Canada to a Jamaican and Chinese mother and a Black and Polish father and her family moved to North Carolina when she was 14 years old — this is where she met Steph.