True Blood. Truer words.

“It’s really maddening out there for dark-skinned actresses in terms of the opportunities we get. There’s just so much talent that is being overlooked.”

Rutina Wesley

Oh, Rutina. I hear you, girl. It’s gotta be tough out there battling those stereotypes in the public eye day after day. Lighter is better. Straighter is more refined. You can’t escape it. Not even in the articles written about you trying to escape it.

“The long, swishy braids of her character were nowhere in evidence, replaced by a straighter hairstyle that lent an extra softness to her beauty.”

Greg Braxton

It’s everywhere. It’s like fighting air.