Sulwe- A book about Self Love

"Dear Lupita, ⠀ I think you are really lucky to be this black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dentures Whitenicious Cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me" In her powerful speech at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, Lupita read the letter ☝️and spoke about the percieved idea of beauty. She states, " I remember a time when i too, felt un- beautiful. I put on the tv and only saw pale skin. I got teased and taunted about my night shaded skin." ⠀ ⠀ With her story Lupita then developed a children’s book.... SULWE.⠀ Sulwe is a whimsicle story about a young dark skin girl struggling to embrace and discover her beauty. As the pages turn, Sulwe discovers her power through a magical journey through the night sky. Then all of a sudden, we learn the art of self love, self compassion and beauty at a much deeper level.⠀ Whilst colourism is a heavy topic, it’s a beautiful book that is simple and can be appreciated as a child and as adults too.⠀ Thank you so much Lupita. We are so lucky to have your presence through the art of drama and also childrens books. ❤️❤️


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