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.
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.