As women of color we need to stop waiting on the world to recognize the beauty and power that we possess. The reality is that it’s probably never going to happen. Once we begin to recognize it for ourselves, what others think of us will no longer matter! We don’t need validation from magazines or the media. From the array of our beautiful brown shades, to our curves and variety of hair textures, the moment we embrace our true beauty is the moment we become free.
“What I think is exciting is that, to a certain extent, there is a revolution happening where black women are owning their own beauty, despite the standard of beauty that in the past has not had space for it.” Tracee Ellis Ross brainyquote.com
“Loving oneself isn’t hard, when you understand who and what ‘yourself’ is. It has nothing to do with the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the length of your hair or the quality of your clothes. It’s so beyond all of those things and it’s what gives life to everything about you. Your own self is such a treasure.” Phylicia Rashad
“My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don’t use special creams or treatments – I’ll use a little bit of everything. It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.” Tina Turner
“To me, I always felt like I was carrying a torch for women of any size to be themselves – it doesn’t matter whether you’re a size 2 or a 22, just be who you are.” Queen Latifah
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