On Our Radar: Lupita Nyong'o's Speech on Beauty

This speech by Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o hits home to our community when it comes to the truth about beauty and culture.  

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And what my mother meant when she said you can’t eat beauty was that you can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul. It is what got Patsey in so much trouble with her master, but it is also what has kept her story alive to this day. We remember the beauty of her spirit even after the beauty of her body has faded away.