As a dark-skinned woman with short natural hair in an industry still overwhelmingly dominated by white standards of beauty Nyong’o recognizes her potential to be a mirror for other black women and inspire a new generations of actresses. Young women expressing gratitude just for feeling represented decorate her Facebook fan page.
"It feels great. Dwayne Johnson said that greatness is not just what you do but what you inspire others to do. And that really moved me. If young girls feel inspired by my journey right now it’s an honor" - Oscar Nominated Actress Lupita Nyong’o
Eboni Riley and Maria Borges for Givenchy Spring 2014 photographed by Mert and Marcus
LOL. Adriana says otherwise…
People Who Rock: Solange Knowles
I don’t ever, ever, ever try to convey me having it all together because I f*ck up all the time. I’m definitely as flawed as they come. I think me putting myself out there as some role model would be completely a false misrepresentation because you don’t see when somebody pops off to me and I pop off and I’m like, ‘That was so [not] mature, bring it down.’ It’s always a work in progress but I really, really do consider myself a student of the world and I’m always asking a bunch of questions to people who seem to have it even 10 percent together.