My book #Sulwe is out October 15! 🌟
✨On Shelves✨ #Sulwe #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre
Notice anything?! 💙✨💙 I drew a lot from my own childhood to write #Sulwe, but thanks to illustrator extraordinaire @VashtiHarrison , Sulwe and I have something else in common too: Nairobi Blue! Vashti chose to put her in a dress color similar to the one I wore to my first #Oscars in 2014. It was a night that dreams are made of, beyond my imagination. With Sulwe, I wanted to give dark skin permission to exist in the world of dreams and imagination, where possibilities and potential really grow. Vashti's illustrations do just that and I cherish every page of her artwork. TOMORROW you'll be able to turn the pages, see all of the beautiful details and ride along Sulwe's adventure through the stars.✨ ✨Order at the link in bio✨ #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre
For the first time, Troublemaker came out to play with Jimmy & The Roots! Tonight! #TheCarters #Sulwe #LittleMonstersFilm (Props to @RobynHoodMusic #IAmCozYouAre )
In the mood for Zombies 🧟♀️🧟♂️? In the mood for love ❤️💛🖤? In the mood for music 🎼? In the mood for all of the above? LITTLE MONSTERS is in theaters for one night only tomorrow, October 8! Stick around after the film for a Q&A with me, #AlexanderEngland and @AbeForsythe Tickets: lilmonstersmov.com. #LittleMonstersFilm
This is 5-year-old me. I reflected on this little girl's feelings and fantasies when I decided to write my children's book, #Sulwe. With this book, I wanted to hold up a mirror for her. Here's why: As a little girl reading, I had all of these windows into the lives of people who looked nothing like me, chances to look into their worlds, but I didn't have any mirrors. While windows help us develop empathy and an understanding of the wider world, mirrors help us develop our sense of self, and our understanding of our own world. They ground us in our body and our experiences. #Sulwe holds up a mirror for dark-skinned children especially, to see themselves reflected immediately, and it is a window for all the others to cherish peering into. Colorism, society's preference for lighter skin, is alive and well. It's not just a prejudice reserved for places with a largely white population. Throughout the world, even in Kenya, even today, there is a popular sentiment that lighter is brighter. I imagined what it would have been like for this little girl to turn the pages of her picture books and see more dark skin in a beautiful light. This book is my dream come true for kids like her today. #Sulwe arrives October 15. ✨ Link in bio to pre-order. #NationalBookMonth #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre
I admire @MichaelKors ' commitment to stopping worldwide hunger and I'm delighted to join his Watch Hunger Stop campaign. In partnership with the World Food Programme, they have delivered over 18 million meals to children in need including funding meals for schools. For every post with #WatchHungerStop, @MichaelKors will donate 100 meals to the WFP. P.S. My campaign t-shirt goes on sale tomorrow on michaelkors.com and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the WFP School Meals Program!
Jumping for joy because my book #Sulwe will be on shelves in exactly two months! The power of children's books is how their value appreciates with time – we love them now and understand them later. I want #Sulwe to be a seed for children to grow and draw from in later years. No matter your age, it's never too late to love the skin you’re in and to see the beauty that radiates from within! Over the next few months, I will share stories of stars of all ages who shine like Sulwe with the hashtag #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre. Please join me and show me what light YOU shine!🌟Pre-order at the link in bio.
🦒🐘🦁🦓🐒🐆🐃 #Serengeti premieres tomorrow at 8pm on @Discovery !
Happy birthday, @ElisabethMossOfficial ! Sending you some Good Vibrations ✂️ #UsMovie #BTS
Beauty is in the eye. 👁 @CalvinKlein WOMEN EDT. #IAMWOMEN
It's the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing. Some out-of-this-world fan art by @andrewsketchhead to mark the occasion. #Apollo50th
Brown Skin Girl. Thank you @Beyonce for this Gift!! #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre
Time flies when you are having fun!! Five years since my first @VogueMagazine cover in July 2014. #FBF
This is #Serengeti. August 4 on @Discovery
US on the #FirstDayOfSummer. ☀️ @UsMovie #BTS #FBF
Loved kiki’ing with @ElaineWelteroth for her #MoreThanEnough book launch event in NYC. Much love to the incredible audience who came through! You showed up and claimed your space!!
Loving this #WeddingFlex. #WaKundaForever indeed! 🙅🏿♀️🙅🏿♀️🙅🏿♀️ Congratulations @GabeKunda !
Distant memories of rest.
Watching Us this weekend like... Out now on Digital and out on DVD on June 18.
My first #Sulwe signing! This story is near and dear to my heart and it was wonderful to begin to share it today. The best children's books plant a seed for children to grow and draw from throughout their lives. If Sulwe does that for even one young reader, I would be delighted.✨ #BookExpoAmerica
Finishing touches! ✨ @CalvinKlein WOMEN eau de toilette. #IAMWOMEN
Thank you @MTV for my Best Performance and Best Villain #UsMovie nominations, and for recognizing the film in the Best Movie category! I wonder which character the Villain nom is for... 🤷🏿♀️ Go to vote.mtv.com to vote - link in my bio. ✂️ #MTVAwards
I have such sweet memories of my mother reading books to me as a young girl. Goldilocks and the Three Bears was always a favorite. To my mama bear, you are just right! #HappyMothersDay
Happy Birthday to this beautiful man who has made me look my most beautiful and ugliest with equal style and flare! I love you, Mr. @makeupbytym ! #EvenRedHasFriends (#usmovie #bts )
Flashback to more tethered times...
They say we look alike. I would have to agree. And I am flattered that this beauty gets confused for me. But model @AdutAkech is in a class and path of her own. I feel a swell of pride and a rush of giddiness every time I see her strut down a runway or cover another powerful brand campaign or magazine. Adut, you are unstoppable and I am cheering on the sidelines for you! My #WomanCrushWednesday #AdutAkech. #Doppelganger #SpotTheDifferencesAndMemorizeThem
Dear World, #MayTheFourthBeWithYou. Paying respects to Peter Mayhew. His kindness and joy always illuminated our cherished Chewbacca. Thank you for sharing your light, Peter. Rest easy. Love, Lupita
Good morning world! #MarrakechWithDior
Waiting for the Battle of Winterfell... #GameofThrones
Fresh is always best. Marrakech