- Actress Standiwe Kgoroge has revealed that there was a point in her life that she couldn’t her own beauty because of the colour of her skin
- She grew up in Canada and felt that like an outsider because she didn’t see many people like her
- Now she hopes to show young girls how to embrace their cultures and to feel beautiful in their own skin
Sthandiwe Kgoroge has revealed that she highly values representation and wants dark-skinned girls to have more confidence in themselves.
The former ‘Generations’ actress spent some of her childhood in Canada and feels that she always questioned her identity while she was growing up because she didn’t see many people that looked like her.
Sthandiwe admits that whenever she saw someone like her, she immediately approached them because it was such a big deal to her.
When she met another black girl in her school, she was automatically drawn to her and launched straight into a conversation with her, even though they were complete strangers.
Most of the other students picked on her at school, which is why she got so excited to see someone else who could relate to her.
The actress also went through a phase where she tried to do anything she could to try look more like the other kids in her class, but there was only so much that she and her parents could do.
Her parents did try to reassure her that she was beautiful the way she was but Sthandiwe still felt like she stood out in the crowd.
Briefly.co.za learned that as the actress grew older she managed to appreciate the colour of her skin and her culture. She has also manged to embrace it and is encouraging young girls to the same.
TimesLIVE reports that Sthandiwe created the #Blacklove spread in True Love magazine.
The magazine embraced all African ethnicities and featured models dressed head to toe in African regalia to embrace the beauty in the diverse cultures.
The #Blacklove issue received a lot of praise from the general public who appreciated having the different cultures represented in the pages of the magazine.
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