Lupita Nyong’o started a petition to wear makeup in high school, and all we have to say is yaaasss!
In a recent interview with InStyle, the Black Panther actress discussed how makeup makes her feel empowered and revealed that she went to great lengths to obtain that privilege when she took two classes at an all-boys high school.
She said, “At one point, there was an archaic rule that said that girls could not wear makeup to school. I was angry that the powers that be were trying to basically oppress and control the small female population. It infuriated me to the point that I started a petition.”
But just because she wanted to wear makeup doesn’t mean she was planning on caking her face with MAC’s newest release. In fact, Nyong’o simply wanted the option.
“I personally had no interest in wearing makeup, but I just did not think it was right,” she added. “So in that, and for me in my life now, I think makeup has become an accessory. It’s something that I enjoy. It’s not the thing I rely on to feel beautiful, and I hope that a lot of women feel the same. Makeup is something that is something that can accessorize, just as much as a hat or a pair of earrings. It adds to the reflection of your own beauty.”
Bless you, Lupita.