“I grew confident in the fact that I’m beautiful in my own right.”

What does Beauty mean to you?

Beauty to me is Confidence. Being dark-skinned, I know what it feels like to be told that I’m not beautiful or on the flipside, being told that I’m “pretty for a dark-skinned girl.” So ​with the support of my family, I grew confident in the fact that I’m beautiful in my own right and that is all that matters.

If you could go back and speak to your younger self what would you say to her?

Beauty is your own. If you believe it, they will too.

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