What can we say about Academy Award Winning Actress, Lupita Nyong’o? She is intelligent, beautiful, eloquent, authentic, determined, talented, and so much more. After listening to the speech that Lupita gave during the 7th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, I was deeply moved by her insight and wisdom. During her speech, she referenced the “seductiveness of inadequacey.” WOW!!! She was spot on. So many black women and young girls are wooed by thoughts and feelings of inadequacy, as if “how” and “who” God created them to be is not good enough. Let me, one who has overcome the lies and destructive patterns of self-hate, be the FIRST to testify that GOD NEVER MAKES MISTAKES and HE ALWAYS KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS DOING.
Please trust and know that there is purpose in EVERY detail of who you are, be it an internal or external characteristic! She also shared a saying that her mother often told her as a young girl — “You can’t eat beauty.” If that doesn’t speak to you honey, then I don’t know what will!! What does “You can’t eat beauty” mean? … Continue Reading