Again a fashion magazine has offered wit and wisdom from the mouth of a beauty. In the October InStyle Cynthia Erivo is featured.
She is co-leading a GoFundMe for DRK Beauty: “A digital community that supports free therapy for women of color.”
Erivo is quoted:
“I have never put limits on what I want to wear and what I want to look like.”
Cynthia Erivo is a soulful vocalist. The actor won a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy.
I’m impressed because though I used to like to sing I’m no vocalist. People are stunned at this. They think that because I have an expressive commanding speaking voice that I also have a beautiful singing voice.
Not so. I tried out for the Glee Club in high school. I had to sing “Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah” so the director could hear how I sounded. My voice came out twisted like “Ha ha ha ha ha.” Of course I wasn’t chosen.
Erivo’s creative chops are destined to become iconic.
She is an inspiration to me for commingling art and activism.
We should all take a tip from Cynthia Erivo:
Be your irrepressible self. Be you-tiful.