Dear Lupita Nyong’o


Thank you for being elegant,

Thank you for not putting a weave on your hair but showing the world what true African beauty is.

Thank you for telling them our skin shines bright,

Thank you for wearing dresses that don’t show your bottom and your breasts,

I know many would say you have small breasts but thank you for not padding them up to attract men who only want to be recognized with successful women. Thank you for having a good command of English and telling others that Africans can also be eloquent.

Thank you for simplicity,

Thank you for those dresses which undoubtedly can tell the world that the African skin is colorful,

Thank you for knowing where to put your mouth and telling us our dreams are valid regardless of who we are,

Most importantly, thank you for being a woman,  a black woman.

Thank you for reminding African women that they too can become bosses,

Thank you for letting we petite ladies look more attractive,

I guess African men have a lot of work to do seeing people like you, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Maya Penn, Michelle Obama and other African women.

Thank you all for proving dreams happen and wishes don’t.



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