Ayesha Curry on why she doesn’t always feel ‘Black enough for the Black community’

The 2016 ESPYS Ayesha Curry and Steph Curry (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)


In a wide ranging interview with Working Mother’s magazine, Ayesha Curry dished on her botched boob job and why she doesn’t judge moms for the decisions they make. She also said the Black community needed to “embrace everyone better,” including people who don’t fit into a mold like herself.

News of the interview, which will run in the magazine’s June/July issue, comes a week after Curry was hit with backlash from her Red Table Talk appearance where she revealed her feelings about women who fawn over her NBA star husband, Steph Curry, and the insecurities that she feels for not drawing male attention.

The chef and cookbook author also opens up about the breast lift surgery she underwent after having her second child and how she wouldn’t make that choice again.

“I didn’t realize at the time, but after having Ryan, I was battling a bit of postpartum that lingered for a while,” Curry, 30, told Working Mother. “It came in the form of me being depressed about my body. So I made a rash decision.”

The popular CoverGirl also discussed why she doesn’t always feel welcome in the Black community.

She said that her “own community needs to embrace everyone better,” and admitted that sometimes she feels “too black for the white community” and “not black enough for my own community.”

“That’s a hard thing to carry,” she told Working Mother. “That’s why my partnership with CoverGirl was special for me because I felt like I didn’t fit the mold [of a Cover-Girl] … 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,” she adds.