Saturday, March 1, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o and her Inspirational Speech About Beauty

Beyond any scope of argument, Lupita Nyong'o's speech regarding beauty standards in our European dominating society is a god-send.

With elegance and class she articulates her journey -- or should I say struggle -- to discover external and internal beauty as a dark skin female.

It's a great moment in time when we can celebrate the strikingly gorgeous Lupita as a symbol of beauty for our daughters, sisters, nieces etc.

Our sisters need not lighten their skin, perm their hair or add weaves to be beauty personified.

As Lupita stated:

I remember a time when I too felt unbeautiful. I put on the TV and only saw pale skin, I got teased and taunted about my night-shaded skin… And when I was a teenager my self-hate grew worse, as you can imagine happens with adolescence. My mother reminded me often that she thought that I was beautiful but that was no conservation, she’s my mother, of course she’s supposed to think I am beautiful. And then…Alek Wek.

A celebrated model, she was dark as night, she was on all of the runways and in every magazine and everyone was talking about how beautiful she was. Even Oprah called her beautiful and that made it a fact. I couldn’t believe that people were embracing a woman who looked so much like me, as beautiful. My complexion had always been an obstacle to overcome and all of a sudden Oprah was telling me it wasn’t.  source

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