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Ayesha Curry has gotten some heat for being open about the pressures of being the wife of her NBA player husband Steph Curry. She is now speaking out about racial identity and her children.

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Curry’s mother is Jamaican and Chinese, and her dad is Polish and African American. She was also born in Canad. In an interview with Working Mothers magazine, she said, “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 also said her daughters have struggled with Blackness, “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].”

Curry is the brand ambassador for CoverGirl and the Honest Company.

More than likely, folks will have an issue with these comments but Mrs. Curry has always been about speaking her truth. When she got slammed for her comments about groupies earlier in the month, she wrote on Instagram, “I have never been one to cage my feelings and emotions to any capacity. I am human. It brings me pure joy to speak my mind, be vulnerable at times and to know myself inside and out…  If what I’m not afraid to say out loud about being a 30yr mama of 3 helps another woman like me feel like they’re not the alone and not the only one with an insecurity (because we ALL have them, don’t play) then that makes all of this hoopla worth it.”

She continued, “If you get a chance to watch the actual RTT [Red Table Talk]and not the headlines and rumors please do!” She closes with “find your joy and speak your truth unapologetically.”

Stay truthful, Ayesha.


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