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In an emotional discussion with her husband Marvin, Rochelle Humes opens up about her experiences with racism for a new TV Show.

In a heartbreaking statement, Rochelle revealed that she used to scrub her legs until they were red because of the racial abuse she received.

The new Channel 4 show “The Talk” aired last night, 4th of August. The hour-long documentary aims to highlight the conversations many black parents have with their children – to explain that their skin colour will subject them to prejudice and challenges.

Speaking about her past and experiences, Rochelle breaks down in tears as she admits she doesn’t want her children — Alaia-Mai, seven, Valentina, three, and her son, due in October — to go through the same discrimination she faced.

In a video she shared to her Instagram, Rochelle mentions “And I’m not upset for me, I’m just upset because I think, my little girl is the same age. I just don’t know how I would handle that.”

 

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Opening up about racism and my challenges was overwhelming as it reminded me that we still live in a world where racism is normalised and accepted. I don’t want my children growing up in a world where they think that their heritage and skin colour could be judged negatively. That’s why I was so emotional, not for me, but for every child or person who has been made to feel like they were not enough because of their skin colour. So I allowed myself to open up and be vulnerable about this topic publicly to help support others through shared experience and also educate people on the lasting impact racism and discrimination can have on people. 🖤 The Talk tomorrow night on @channel4

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The Saturday’s Star wrote:

“Opening up about racism and my challenges was overwhelming as it reminded me that we still live in a world where racism is normalised and accepted.

I don’t want my children growing up in a world where they think that their heritage and skin colour could be judged negatively. That’s why I was so emotional, not for me, but for every child or person who has been made to feel like they were not enough because of their skin colour.

So I allowed myself to open up and be vulnerable about this topic publicly to help support others through shared experience and also educate people on the lasting impact racism and discrimination can have on people.”

Rochelle’s husband Mavin also shared the clip on Instagram and opened up to his followers: “Roch and I were asked to discuss our experiences growing up and how racism affected us.”

Many famous faces such as Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sandé, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Ashley Banjo will also star in the new documentary.

The Talk can be viewed on Channel 4 at 10pm next Tuesday.

Here are some useful resources and supports ❤

SPUN OUT:  This is a one stop shop for all mental health issues. The articles are very matter of fact, helpful and all bases are covered.

TACKLE BULLYING: Lots of resources for kids, parents and teachers on dealing with bullying.

SAMARITANS: This helpline is open 24 hours a day and completely confidential. Call 116 123.

CHILDLINE: Helpline and online support, offering advice and support to young people under 18.

YOURMENTALHEALTH: Lots of information about Mental Health in Ireland.