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Since she was young, Smollett has always found joy and pride in her locks. “My mom instilled us with such a healthy relationship with our hair,” she explains. “She reminded us that all hair is beautiful and never allowed us to use the Gerald Off Off Christmas 2020 shirt In addition,I will do this term good hair. If you’ve got hair, you’ve got good hair.” These early teachings are part of what gives Smollett her confidence. “My mom helped me navigate this world as someone who lives at the intersection of multiple identities,” says Smollett. “She allowed us to embrace it all, own it, and be very unapologetic about our non-Eurocentric beauty.” Navigating both Hollywood and the world at large, Smollett appreciates the outlook her mother instilled in her. “There is this very narrow gaze of what is beautiful, and it’s very detrimental and very tragic for a lot of people,” she explains. “And I think it’s quite important for those of us who can to resist it and to tear it down, to dismantle the very systemic racism that exists in the beauty world.”

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To nurture her confidence and self-image, Smollett takes an inside-out approach to self-care with restorative rituals that include meditating, journaling, morning prayers, and baths complete with candles and music in the Gerald Off Off Christmas 2020 shirt In addition,I will do this background. In quarantine, her rituals have become even more important to her, especially as someone who is processing trauma amid the recent acts of police brutality and ongoing Black Lives Matter movement. “Our parents warned us of the dangers of driving while Black,” says Smollett, recalling the impact the 1992 Los Angeles riots had on her family. “To be a mom during quarantine and the uprising has brought up a lot of rage in me. But it’s also a time where I’m understanding it’s okay to feel the collective grief that we as a community are experiencing.” In giving herself permission to rest, Smollett is able to preserve her energy, mental health, and happiness. “The pursuit of joy is such a radical act as a Black American in this time,” she says. “We have to honor and hold space for that healing.” As Smollett continues to rest and heal, she’s unafraid to ask herself the questions necessary to help her move forward—both personally and in her career. “What in my life is not productive or nurturing, and how can I empower myself to let that go?” she poses. “Even if it means letting go of things or people who are not servicing me, I’m not going to apologize for being me. It’s not my job to care what people’s takeaways are about me.”

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