Viola Davis: “Celebrate The Stories Of Ordinary People”

Davis is yet another example of a woman of color who has redefined what we are capable of achieving,  as well as given Americans a different perspective on what it means to be beautiful and Black on both the inside and outside. Her talents and wisdom have touched the lives of many young women, and her courageousness is humbling.

On the cover, she rocks her natural ‘fro,  her beautiful dark skin and her pristine smile. She is comfortable with who she is and what she stands for, and is proud of it. She tells Instyle, “What’s released me most from the fear of aging is self-awareness…I’ve never determined my value based on my looks or anything physical. I’ve been through a lot in life, and what has gotten me through is strength of character and faith.”

More positive images of Black women such as Davis need to be discussed in the media. Unfortunately, we have so much negativity influencing us it’s hard to find the ones who we really should be looking up to as role models. Davis makes it a point to mention that having adopted a daughter she understands how important setting a good example and focusing on building character and self-love are. She says she tells her daughter Genesis, “she was born from my heart, not my belly.” How precious is that!

 

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