Alicia Keys is on the cover of Glamour magazine’s March issue and she talks about what’s it like going makeup free for almost a whole year.
“I guess I’ve come to terms that life is going to be a constant peeling back of layers, a constant unlearning of what we’ve been taught or believe to be true. I think that I’ve come to terms with the fact that that’s just going to happen for the whole duration of my life. I feel really good about being able to look myself in the face and say, “Oh, who are you now?” And that might change.”
Alicia also talked about beauty and whether or not she considers beauty to be a revolutionary act.
“It definitely is, but I didn’t think about that then (back when she wore her hair in braids and cornrows). I recognize now that how you look is your statement, because it’s a claiming of yourself. You’re saying, “Look, world. This is me. Love me or hate me, I really don’t care.” I guess that is the revolution. I think what happens in the world, and I think it’s part human nature and part programming, is we become an emulation of what we see. We become clones of each other. And to break free from that and say, “Wait, I’m deciding to be my own individual self. And it looks nothing like what anyone else is doing.” There’s something so powerful about being my own gorgeous, beautiful, individual, unique self.”
Check out the full interview with Glamour HERE!