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Appearing on the November cover of Allure Magazine, Scandal star Kerry Washington shares why she is choosing to wear her natural hair to inspire her children.

The mother of two had this to say: “I like to wear my natural texture, especially now because I have children and I want them to know that their hair is perfect as it is. They don’t have to change it or straighten it. They can, but they don’t have to.”

She went on to say that it takes more than one person to keep up with the persona we see on television: “There’s someone who follows me around all day long [on the set],” she said. “Like, literally follows me to make sure there’s not a single hair out of place. This is somebody’s full-time job. Then someone follows me around to add powder so that I never look shinier than I’m supposed to.”

I love that she is using her platform to inspire not just her children, but all of our children as well. We are all fearfully and wonderfully made. Anything we do to ourselves should just be a compliment to what God has already done.

Hat’s off to you Ms. Washington!


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