It is no secret that I love Lupita Nyong’o. I have written about her many a time on this blog. It has been quite awhile since I have put a picture or post up about her though. This month you can see her in Glamour Magazine, since she is their Woman of the Year. The pictures are really great. There is this one blue dress that I really love on her.
The interview is just as touching. She talks about how one of her teachers told her she would never get married because of her skin color, but because her mother told her to love the skin she is in she grew up with a wonderful self-image. I love that she is able to speak about colorism so candidly.
I think it is a topic that needs to be more mainstream. I don’t really think people understand how it is important for people to see people from their own culture in pop culture and mainstream media. It really does affect the way we view our own beauty. See the rest of the pictures and the interview here.