During pre-teen and teenage years the perception of body image is sometimes affected by cultural and social media influences, leading to low self-esteem amongst young girls. Longtime singer and proud mother Brandy Norwood posted a video of her daughter that left some social media users literally in tears as she talked to young girls about weight and body confidence.
Sy’rai Smith, 15, first admitted, “When I was your age what I realized is I’m bigger than most kids.”
She then explained to the two girls in the video,” There can be a beautiful person in a beautiful body, but in the inside, they can be so ugly… I’m not the skinniest … If you really want to change, change because you really want to change, don’t change because other people are saying oh you’re a big girl or you’re fat,” she exclaimed.
The “Brokenhearted” singer was extremely proud of her daughter for encouraging the girls and wrote, “@syraismith I see God only in you! I am crying and speechless.”
One social media user Lexneffect wrote, “A QUEEN! Beautiful inside and out, intelligent, well spoken, motivating.”
Another user Nubiangoddess90 said, “This gave me chills she’s so enlightened.”
Smith gave the young girls one last bit of advice acknowledging that confidence is key. “Don’t ever let anyone else tell you who you are… Nobody’s going to care about your weight as long as you walk in that school with confidence.”