Oscar Nominee Lupita Nyong’o Speech on Black Beauty Essence Magazine Black Women In Hollywood Award

 

Lupita’s speech is something that every little girl/woman needs to hear. Words that sadly, so many can relate to. So many dark skinned girls grow up thinking they are not beautiful because dark skin is  not the standard of beauty they are subjected to every day. In the media, in the “history” that we learn in school, in our very own culture, it is everywhere. No matter how much the people that love us tell us we are beautiful we still don’t accept it. In worse cases, the loved ones are the ones that do the most damage to the  self esteem of a dark skinned girl.

Personally, I am of a “lighter” complexion and I always am trying to get darker, haha. I think dark skin is beautiful and I wish so many more would embrace it. Especially those that have it! Be You. Be Beautfiful. Feel Worthy. Embrace Diversity. Love The Skin You’re In.

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