Kelly Rowland Talks Learning to Love Her Brown Skin
The absolutely gorgeous Kelly Rowland recently opened up about her struggles with colorism and european standards of beauty.
She was once ashamed of her complexion; even afraid to be out in the sun too long for fear of getting darker.
Over time – and with the help of Tina Knowles – she came to embrace her color, and realized that beauty comes in all shades.
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 being out in the sun and I was trying to shield myself from the sun and [Beyonce’s mom Tina Knowles] 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 and so and my mother had me sitting out in the sun a little more, just to be a little more chocolate.
Hopefully Kelly Rowland’s story will inspire other young people facing the same insecurities
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