Gabourey Sidibe’s moving speech on confidence

 

To say that  Gabourey Sidibe knows confidence would be an understatement. As an actress that doesn’t fit Hollywood’s standard of beauty, the 30-year-old “American Horror Story” star is the epitome of optimism.

At this year’s Gloria Awards, the star gave a powerful speech about self-esteem, confidence and knowledge of self. 

Lupita Nyong’o says dark complexion was an ‘obstacle’ during her youth

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Lupita Nyong’o delivered a tear-filled speech as she accepted an award at Essence magazine’s seventh annual Women in Hollywood luncheon.

The 30-year-old star has been receiving a wave of attention for her astonishing role in the critically-acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave. During her speech, Nyong’o made a confession that many dark skinned women can attest to. 

Visions Of a Concrete Rose

The youth of generation Y struggle to overstand the meaning of their actions; I know this since my daily fate mingles with the universal problems for youth. I felt so bad the other evening, I felt like I wasn’t doing anything with my life. These are the days of my personal history in which I find a dilemma: I want to do so much with my life, but everything I do has a meaning I did not create.

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My nights scratching away to breaks or chilling at parties with the homies I am told are not political. Self-criticism takes me away from my slumber, which is cool except I didn’t create the criteria . At the end of my night I was ready to be something instead of being harsh on myself; I wanted to disobey the critiques I used to mimic after listening to my so-called “superiors”.