I came across this article on Kelly Rowland discussing overcoming issues she faced in the music industry because of her “Chocolate” Skin. I really enjoyed it because as black women, we need more positive uplifting messages that encourage us to love the skin we’re in.
In an industry obsessed with “Light-Skinned” women, Destiny’s Child member, Kelly Rowland revealed that she didn’t always love her ‘chocolatiness’.
She states, “You know what I had great women in my life to help me overcome that. I remember I went through a period where I didn’t embrace my ‘chocolatiness.’ I don’t know if that’s a word, but I didn’t embrace my chocolate lifestyle. Just being a chocolate, lovely brown skin girl and being proud of that. I remember Tina Knowles, Bey’s mom and I remember being out in the sun and I was trying to shield myself from the sun and she said, ‘Are you crazy?’ She said ‘You are absolutely gorgeous’ and she just told me how beautiful I was and how rare chocolate is and how gorgeous the skin is, all of this stuff. And I was just like ‘Yeah!’ Like a light went off. So between her and my mother and then me sitting out in the sun a little more, just to be a little more chocolate. You just embrace it. You embrace everything that you are as a woman, even your flaws too,” Kelly told CNikky.com.
Checkout the interview:
Have you seen Ms. Rowland’s new music video, this one should be nominated for a Hair and Beauty award. Very Creative and Colorful!