A small excerpt from the speech that was less about thanks for family and friends but more about the journey, the compassion, and the authentic. I am not a "Hollywood Type" I don't receive advance copies of film. I don't have an inside look in film simply by proximity to those who work in the industry. I do have a handful of clients in production, music, and film that have done some pretty amazing work on stage and screen. I am a Spiritual Insider with the Unseen Real, the felt but not seen divinity within us, with all things; and this Speech moved me from nose to toes. Beauty is not skin color, an ethnic right, a genetic directive that favors a small segment of a species called human. It is not but we grow up in the shadow of a cultural Otherness that creates monsters of lovers, and shame within beautiful little girls.
You may not have seen this on the Oscars last night, or this speech after at ESSENCE Magazine, but here it is; The beautiful Lupita Nyong'o.
[Excerpted from Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o's Spech on Beauty] - Upworthy.com"What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants soul. It is what got Patsey in so much trouble with her master, but it is also what has kept her story alive to this day. We remember the beauty of her spirit even after the beauty of her body has faded away.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. There is no shade to that beauty"
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