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Cynthia Bailey Has "Always Just Tried to Be a Positive Force" for Daughter Noelle

The RHOA cast member opened up about celebrating Black history and the lessons she's teaching her daughter.

By Jocelyn Vena

Cynthia Bailey is an extremely proud mom, and when it comes to teaching her daughter, Noelle Robinson, about their history as Black women, she said, "I've just really tried to be an example to Noelle. I can show her better than I can actually tell her," in the most recent installment of Bravo's Amplify Our Voices conversation.

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"I've always just tried to be a positive force," The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member continued. "I've always tried to hold myself with class and integrity."

Cynthia further opened up about watching her daughter grow up as she steps out into the world and how different the world is from when she was starting out in the entertainment industry as a model.

"I've strived to make sure that Noelle understands the people that came before her, that opened the doors for her to walk through. When we talk about when I was younger, when I was growing up, all the things that I went through, she has no idea. That is so far from who she is. She came on the show [RHOA] when she was 8 years old and now she's 21 years old, and she's becoming her own person, her own woman. But it's very important for her to understand her history and where she comes from and all the barriers that had to be knocked down," Cynthia said, noting the "struggles" that her older relatives, like her own mother and grandmother, and herself faced for Noelle's generation to accomplish what they have, even if the fight for equality isn't over.

Cynthia opened up about her family in celebration of Black History Month as Bravo continued its Amplify Our Voices conversation with a February 10 Instagram Live hosted by Bravo social’s Peyton Weiss, which also featured Dr. Contessa Metcalfe of Married to Medicine and The Real Housewives of New York City newcomer, Eboni K. Williams.

The RHOA cast member did note that Black history shouldn't just be something people think about one month a year. "I think Black people and Black excellence should always be celebrated and supported and promoted," she said.

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