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Lupita Nyong'o Wrote A Children's Book To Teach A Powerful Lesson On Beauty Standards

We still don't deserve her, tbqh.

So we're all familiar with mega actress Lupita Nyong'o, right? Just when we think she's done giving us life, she's all like, "Oh ya'll thought I was finished??? Hahahaha cute!!!"

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That's why the following news should comes as no surprise: Lupita has written an inspirational children's book called Sulwe and it's coming out next year!

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According to The New York Times, Lupita decided that delivering messages of self-love and acceptance via a children's picture book would be especially impactful, because that's the time “you learn all the things that you spend the rest of your life trying to unlearn.”

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"Sulwe is a dark skinned girl who goes on a starry-eyed adventure, and awakens with a reimagined sense of beauty," Lupita wrote on Instagram. "She encounters lessons that we learn as children and spend our lives unlearning. This is a story for little ones, but no matter the age I hope it serves as an inspiration for everyone to walk with joy in their own skin."

Fun fact: sulwe literally translates to "the star" in Luo, Lupita's native Kenyan language <3
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Fun fact: sulwe literally translates to "the star" in Luo, Lupita's native Kenyan language <3

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Back in 2014, the Oscar winner delivered a powerful speech about her own journey towards embracing her dark-skin: "I remember a time when I too felt unbeautiful," she said at the ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon. "And my one prayer to God, the miracle worker, was that I would wake up lighter-skinned."

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"I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey," she said. "That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade in that beauty."

Sulwe will reportedly hits stores January 2019. So until then, I'll be over here patiently waiting/watching Lupita's iconic Oscar speech.

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