I didn’t think I could love Lupita any more than I already did—that is, until I heard her acceptance speech after she won the Essence Magazine Black Women In Hollywood Breakthrough Performance Award.
She shares about her own struggles with self-image as a child (she literally prayed each night for lighter skin), her intense craving for beauty, and her eventual discovery of what beauty fundamentally is. Ultimately, I couldn’t agree with Lupita more—I completely share her heart in this and am beyond thankful that she’s using her voice to spread such a powerful and essential message to women around the world.
Today, I hope you’ll take 5 minutes and watch this video, letting yourself be reminded of where beauty really comes from. As Lupita says, “You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you.” Amen, girl!
Did you watch the video? What did you think? What does real beauty look like to you?