People always tell us that beauty is skin deep. But what they don’t know is that it cuts deep, too. While the beauty industry propagates the ideal woman as fair, poreless, and leggy, the rest of us are left beating ourselves up for not measuring up to the supposed standard.
But when Lupita Nyong’o stepped up to the stage to accept Essence magazine’s Black Woman in Hollywood Breakthrough Award, she surprised us all with such powerful words.
Explaining her personal struggle with her skin tone, the actress shared a powerful message of self-acceptance. We don’t want to preempt anything, but grab the tissues, girls, because this hits home.
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