To those of you who think representation isn’t important, Lupita Nyong’o inspired a young black girl to not bleach her skin.
I repeat, Lupita Nyong’o inspired a young black girl to not bleach her skin.
Lupita received a letter from a young black girl that said she was about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten her skin when Lupita appeared and saved her.
So, stop telling POC they should get over it when they’re being misrepresented.
Representation DOES matter. Seeing Lupita onscreen can save and bring hope to the lives of many young black girls.