My hair have often been painted as uncivilized: Lupita Nyong'o
"My hair is something that, historically, has been shunned. I mean, how often do you hear, 'You can't get a job with hair like that'? Natural, African, kinky hair — it's often been painted as uncivilized or wild," she said.
It is not the first time the Oscar-winner has spoken about this in the media.
"I come from a very patriarchal world, but not within my family. My dad listened to my mom. My mom held her own. There was never a sense of her deflecting from my father. She had the power to say no to things, and I saw her hold that power," Nyong'o said.
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