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”I am the creator of my own destiny”- Alicia Keys Talks to Variety Magazine About Giving Up Makeup, Feminism and #MeToo

“We’re supposed to be this big, and so tiny, and so skinny. If we have any hips or any thickness or width with us, we’re fat. We torture ourselves; we don’t eat. I’ve experienced all of that,” she says. “I was subscribing to this sick identity. … Stay in your place, be feminine, be a lady, don’t make too much noise. Argh! If you go to work without makeup, it’s like, Are you tired? You look tired. And it’s like, I’m not f—ing tired!”

“Sometimes, I want some damn makeup, and I’m going to wear it! Guess what — if I want to wear red lipstick and put eyelashes on, I can do whatever I f—ing want. I am the creator of my own destiny,”

“Until we’re in those rooms as equally as men are, it can’t shift. We have to infiltrate our industries. Period. We have to. That alone will shift the power balance.”

“I want [my sons] to grow up in a world where they’d never think boys are better than girls — or that black is better than white,And yet I also want them to have the pride of their history and their ancestry, because when we know our individuality we can really have empathy and feel strong.”

Tobi Alli

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