Award-winning gospel artist and preacher Emmy Kosgei has spoken out against bullying and complexion stigmatization with her own life experience.
We all know Emmy for being headstrong and confident in her craft and beauty, but as it turns out, that wasn’t always the case.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Emmy revealed that she was bullied because of her complexion which lowered her esteem.
“I can’t believe I use to fear and felt bad when I was bullied because of my color, ati eh uko mweusi sana, kama makaa.. ati ghai weee you are too black, unakaaa.. unakaaa .. I enter a room and I get this look 🤥 then I hated being nicknamed tuiya/cheptui /tisya/sudanesse/karamoja/pokot. But my parents called me #cheptuiyenyu with so much pride for me to embrace and know that I am beautiful,” she revealed.
The bullying never stopped at a young age as she experienced it way into her fault life and when she got married.
“When I got married some people never understood my look, they had never seen a dark, natural,short haired woman… I heard all sorts of things ,she was a refugee, apostle collected from I don’t know where 😃I was a sermon/ preaching content for many “women of God”,” she revealed.
She however says her Nigerian husband loves her look to bits.
“Oh but my husband❤ he loves my tone and my look to bits, he calls me #myNubianqueen❤I love myself, I love my tone⚫🟤 I love all those names 🟤⚫ ❤ if you like call me black⚫❤ I represent my sudanesse,melanin,African to the core🟤⚫ I am passionate on teaching young girls and women #selflove #selfvalue #confidence not to be vulnerable and pushovers #DontBleach #saynotobullying #notoStigmatization #blackdontcrack @40 mweusi tii kama saburio😄,” wrote Emmy.
To conclude, she had a powerful message for all the women out here who have been made to feel less than beautiful.
“Tell your daughters/wives/sisters they are beautifully and wonderfully made! Any man that makes a woman feel lesser and encourages her to bleach to be yellow ni burkenge,” she concluded.
Her message comes at a time when beauty standards are being warped by social media into the Kardashians of today.