We asked Urban Bush Babes founder, Cipriana Quann, to be a part of the What’s Underneath Project because her courage is as audacious as her beautiful crown of hair, which we have been coveting since we first met her a couple of years ago. “For me, suffering means strength,” she said, and, for today’s episode in partnership with Chantelle Lingerie, she bravely reveals for the first time her struggles about how she and her sister grew up with a mentally ill, physically abusive father who stayed at home while their mother worked. Cipriana has used the 14 years of her dad’s violence and manipulation as fuel for self-empowerment and self-acceptance. She dropped out of the conventional modeling world that told her that she had to change her hair to get work and launched her very successful blog that has disrupted the status quo. “I decided a long time ago that I wasn’t going to let my past decide who I was,” Cipriana declares. “I don't want to carry anger. After years, I feel peaceful, I feel at home, and I feel like me."
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Cipriana's episode was edited by Andrea Cruz
The What's Underneath Project is produced by Elisa, Lily, & Mona
Thank you, Chantelle Lingerie, for sponsoring this episode and for providing Cipriana with a personal bra fitting and the lingerie shown in this video.
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