"I’m glad that Shonda Rhimes saw me and said “Why not?” That’s what makes her a visionary. That’s what makes her iconic. I think that beauty is subjective. I’ve heard that statement [less classically beautiful] my entire life. Being a dark-skinned black woman, you heard it from the womb. And “classically not beautiful” is a fancy term for saying ugly. And denouncing you. And erasing you. Now … it worked when I was younger. It no longer works for me now. It’s about teaching a culture how to treat you. Because at the end of the day, you define you.”
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The bold. Totally ridiculous. Completely ridiculous but she is damned right at the end of the day, YOU define YOU, not outsiders to your life story. Self love is everything. That’s how you teach the idiot faction. Oh and shallow moment…”GIMME THE DRESS.” Gorgeous much.