This is an appreciation post to three of my favorite people who are strong forces to be reckoned with in the entertainment world.
These three embody black excellence and black girl magic to the highest power. They are constant reminders of the fact that we need to embrace who we are fully. They are constant reminders of the fact that we can and will succeed while staying true to ourselves as black women.
They let us know that we can work hard and play harder while being unapologetically comfortable in our black skin. They lift us up in every way possible whether they know it or not. Their talent, brains, skin, hair, style, work ethic and humanity makes admiring these ladies so easy.
If you don’t respect them then you have a serious issue with yourself. Each of these ladies are unique in their talent and are inspiring future generations. Our girls who are coming up seeing women who look like them doing amazing things is needed now more than ever before. It especially means a lot to those who didn’t see too many black women in a positive light in the entertainment industry.
Lupita, Gabrielle and Viola are just a few who are doing great things by changing the standard of what beautiful is. Each one of them is beautiful inside and out. I admire every single one of these women who are picking up where their predecessors left off when it comes to standing up and being a voice for us. To them I say thank you.
And to those everyday women, like myself, who aren’t in the spotlight, striving to be the best you: keep going. Keep doing your thing. They hate to see us prosper and live our best lives. Be you 1000%. Be unapologetic about your blackness and your black skin. Embrace everything about yourself. There’s only one you.
Keep the black girl magic going.