Lupita recently sat down for an interview with Vanity Fair, where the actress opened up about how she transformed the negative self-image that she’s had since childhood into an opportunity to help other little Black girls love themselves. As the daughter of a highly-educated, political family, the now 36-year-old actress soon learned that she had to be the change she wanted to see in the world.
Our melanin is magical, but sadly, the western world has not always been in agreement with this belief. Black beauty is not a trend or a fad, issa fact that the entertainment industry has taken decades to catch up to. But thanks to brown-skinned girls like Lupita Nyong’o, who celebrates her blackness in the most beautiful way, the world has no choice but to stop on its axis when a melanated beauty gains her self-confidence.