No more ‘it’s too dark outside’. No more ‘i can’t feel my hands’, ‘this bog is haunted’, ‘the stars should not be moving like that’, ‘the lynxes sound like people when they scream and some day they’ll realize I’m not half as tough as I look’. It’s a new year and I’m not going to make any more excuses for myself.
For me, being a dark-skinned black woman with natural hair, getting to be this center of this love story — Growing up, I didn’t get to see that very often…I think that artists and people in entertainment, we have such an incredible power to remind people of their worth and to help people dream big. So it’s exciting to get to be a part of that.