R&B songstress, topic of this Snapshot Saturday, and incredibly beautiful. She is on the Naomi Campbell, Joan Smalls level beautiful. Whenever, I see a picture of her I'm always struck by how pretty she is. It honestly makes me so mad that there are people who knock me down. I'm a solid 4 in good lighting, but when you acknowledge these goddesses I'm like a 2 plus. It just doesn't go well for me.
You know I spread all of my Vogue's from the year out on my dresser and I was piling them up in December and it really struck me that the only black cover girl was Lupita Nyong'o. Of course Lupita is stunning, but what is the message when a fashion magazine only has one cover girl that looks like you. Kanye and Kim did have the cover in April, but still what does this say when we're always shown this one standard of what beauty is.
Lupita said something very similar about how she didn't know that she could be an actress until she saw The Color Purple. Representation is so important. I love that ABC has these sitcoms with an array of different types of families that Blackish, Fresh Off The Boat, and Modern Family represent. It always kills me when people say there doesn't need to be another gay character on a show. Really? Your offended that we don't have yet another white heterosexual stereotype that you've seen a hundred times before to fill this void.