You really have to watch this video because it was too cool to hear Teyonah talk about her natural hair transition journey which was much like yours and mine. To hear her say she cried and that she did not want to walk outside with her natural hair and how emotional it was for her was kind of amazing. I am a soldier for real honesty especially coming from a celebrity because that can be rare sometimes
The thing is Teyonah had a perception of beauty that was flawed but real, and by real I mean common to alot of us. How many of us years ago had a perception of beauty that has nothing to do with what we look like now.
She said – ‘That doesn’t look like what I thought was beautiful.’
Teyonah says she is trying to live in her truth rather than lead the charge with anything including natural hair because she has work to do like we all do on herself.
At this moment, it’s not like I’m standing on a soapbox like it’s a mission but I really am personally, beyond what anybody else thinks or cares about, am trying to live in my truth and change the way I view beauty. And if other people’s perceptions change while I’m trying to work on myself, then that’s great. And hopefully a few little brown girls out there will look and say, ‘Oh, look I want my hair like that.’ And hopefully sooner than me, the age I was when it happened to me.
We will be watching Teyonah literally because she is working hard and has more than a few movies including, They Came Together, Dear White People, A Picture of You and a movie that LeBron James is the executive producer of called “Survivor’s Remorse”. We are so excited about her career and glad she kept it all the way real with this one, check it out: