It’s hard to see beauty when your eyes and heart are closed to it. Life is different once you open up…
Animals eat, chit chat and play in the mornings, but they aren’t interested in entertaining the paparazzi.
Their chirps are loud and persistent from atop the nearby trees, yet sometimes they bounce and fly along side you as you run. Cheering you on.
And so I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. ~Lupita Nyong’o