‘I don't think being conspicuous is a state we’re supposed to live in, or at least not permanently.
‘I wish there was a dial we could turn up and down. And in a sense I can, by making very deliberate choices about what I do and when and how, and with whom.’
‘If you turn on the television and you are not represented on that television, you become invisible to yourself,’
‘And there was very little of myself that I saw on TV, or in the movies that I was watching, or in magazines that were lying around the salons or around the house. And so these are subconscious things.She also confirmed that she is currently producing and starring in an adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah with Brad Pitt’s company Plan B. Niceeee!
‘Yes, Western beauty standards are things that affect the entire world. And then what happens? You’re a society that doesn’t value darker skin.’