Teacher Creates Beautiful Music Video For Her Students Reaffirming "Black Is Beautiful"
We always says it takes a village to raise a child and one teacher too her care for her kids to a whole other level.
After hearing the girls in her class complain about their looks singer and teacher Lovely Hoffman decided to take matters into her own hands by creating the music video titled "My Black Is Beautiful"
Via The Huffington Post:
Hoffman made the song as a testament to the beauty of young girls of color, who are sometimes insecure about their hair, weight and skin tone.
The video, which includes Hoffman and her actual students from Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy in Dorchester, follows a young girl who doubts her beauty as Hoffman sings words of affirmation:
Who are you to say that I’m not beautiful
It’s your own insecurity
Because I know and believe
My black is beautiful
In one of the video’s most poignant scenes, the young girl is seen looking at an OK! Magazine cover with mostly white celebrities. But a thoughtful peer hands her an issue of Essence magazine featuring Viola Davis on the cover.
“There is a strong correlation between self-esteem and student achievement,” Hoffman said. “As an educator, I believe it is my duty to not only ensure students are reaching their potential academically, but that they are also comfortable and confident in their own skin. It’s about educating the whole child.”
Watch the video below: