She speaks on how she learned to embrace her skin tone;
"You know what, I had great women in my life to help me overcome that. I remember I went through a period where I didn't embrace my 'chocolatiness'. I don’t know if that’s a word, but I didn't embrace my chocolate lifestyle. Just being a chocolate, lovely brown skin girl and being proud of that. I remember being out in the sun and I was trying to shield myself from the sun and [Beyonce's mom, Tina Knowles] said, "Are you crazy?" She said "You are absolutely gorgeous" and she just told me how beautiful I was and how rare chocolate is and how gorgeous the skin is, all of this stuff. And I was just like ‘Yeah!’ Like a light went off and so on and my mother had me sitting out in the sun a little more, just to be a little more chocolate."She advice women dealing with insecurities;
"You should embrace it. You embrace everything that you are as a woman, even your flaws too. And those things that you want to fix too and you work at making them better."
I'm glad she overcame her insecurities, and I hope that African's would learn to embrace their color and say no to bleaching.