I Hear That Girl! was created to provide a platform for the positive and uplifting black perspectives. Growing up, I was blessed with classy, sophisticated and respected women of color as role models. One of those women is the iconic Cicely Tyson.
At 92 years young, this Queen is showing us all the vigor and vitality that a purposeful life has to offer! Gracing the cover of ELLE Magazine’s Women in Hollywood, November issue, she is absolutely stunning. Seeing that beautiful smile made me gush with pride and run to Amazon to order more coconut oil soap, so I can continue the “black don’t crack” legacy.
In the issue, Cicely Tyson speaks about her influences in the industry and drops some major keys we can all be inspired by:
“At the very beginning of my career, I had a teacher whose name was Vinnette Carroll,” the iconic actress explained. “She directed a number of Broadway shows. She kept saying to me, ‘You know the problem with beautiful women? They tend to rely on their beauty.’ And I said, How wrong she is! I never think of myself as being beautiful. I thought, What are you talking about? I work so hard. And I did. But I learned from her how important it is to learn your craft. When all else fails, you will land on that, and that alone.”
Elle’s Women in Hollywood issue hits newsstands October 17.