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Recently, Keke Palmer spoke about wanting to be light skin when she was younger. She hasn’t been the only celebrity who has made such statements, but over the last couple of weeks, Keke’s comments have been a hot topic of discussion.
I totally understand that Keke is a role model for young girls, so shouldn’t she be commended for speaking about something a lot of young girls go through. To give young girls a voice that may not have one any other time.
I’m 26 years old and I look up to Keke Palmer as a role model because she’s honest, strong and doesn’t hold back anything. She’s always telling you how it is. When I was younger I also went through that phase of wanting to be light skin because that’s all I heard growing up.
I grew up in the West Indian culture where it was always said that the lighter skin girls will always have the good looking husband and the cuter kids. It was just something I always heard.
But like Keke, I got older and I learned to love my complexion because in my mind God made me this way for a reason.
My one wish for the younger generation growing up is to love who you are because you are one of a kind.
( I know I’m a couple of days late. Blame it on not having a working computer.)
So where do I beginning…
I must say I love the movie, I learned a lot, but I also relived many of my childhood memories (I was 5 when TLC came out so I missed much of the first album. But after Crazy, Sexy, Cool came out I was a fan, even though I didn’t know what the lyrics meant).The movie was fast pace, but being a TLC fan I was able to keep up. I love how the movie opened and seeing the girls as children.
Drew Sidora killed it as T-Boz. She had T-Boz’s swag and mannerisms down. I love how the movie intertwined T-Boz’s story with Sickle cell and Drew Sidora brought that to life. I love how strong T-Boz is and her refusal to die. It shows that when you have a dream, you fight to keep it alive. I also learned a lot about Sickle cell and I hope that one day we will find a cure.
Lil Mama’s portrayal as the late Left-Eye was down right scary. She embodied Left-Eye’s spirit and it was amazing to watch. While watching the movie, it was like looking at Left-eye in the flesh. As I watched the movie, I learned a lot and can relate to the struggles of Left Eye. The part that was the spookiest was the interview that Left Eye did with MTV, when she was talking about her solo album, watching Lil Mama was like watching MTV footage of that interview.
Keke Palmer as Chili was crazy (LOL). She did an amazing job bringing Chili’s story to the screen. I was one of those people who did not know that Chili had an abortion early on in TLC. But as I watched the move I can really feel the emotion she went through as Keke played out the scene. I can also relate to the Chilli/Dallas relationship because I was in a relationship like that and got out of it. But it just goes to show you that love is blind because no matter how dirty the person can be to you, you will always love them
Overall, I think the movie was amazing. The cast was perfectly picked and the production was amazing. I love how it showed the bond that the girls had with each other and the strength that T-Boz and Chilli had after passing of Left Eye.
I would like to thank Chilli and T-Boz for being true inspirations to me. I remeber listening to “UnPretty” and thinking this song was written for me. Or listening to “Damage” and crying because the song spoke my story. Even with TLC’s new track “Meant to Be” it reminds me of my cousin who died in a drowning accident in 2005. There strength and determination is one that got me through a lot of rough times. I love TLC and what they stood for and I wouldn’t mind my nieces looking up to these amazing woman.
I give this movie 5 Stars!!
Spread this a bit to try and get some attention I guess.