Lupita Nyong’o is not only a successful actress, author, and film director, but also a powerful voice for women’s empowerment. Throughout her career, she has used her platform to advocate for gender equality and to uplift women around the world.
From her early years, Nyong’o has been surrounded by strong women. Her mother, Dorothy Nyong’o, is a successful businesswoman and the managing director of the Africa Cancer Foundation. Her upbringing instilled in her a deep respect for women and their contributions to society.
Nyong’o’s own accomplishments are a testament to the power of women. She studied at St Mary’s School, Nairobi and joined Hampshire College afterwards graduating with a degree in film and theatre studies where she went on to receive a master’s degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama. She then launched her acting career, quickly making a name for herself with her breakout role in “12 Years a Slave,” which earned her critical acclaim and an Academy Award.
But Nyong’o’s impact goes beyond her achievements on screen. She has been a dedicated advocate for women’s rights, particularly in the entertainment industry. She has spoken out against colourism, the practice of discriminating against individuals based on their skin colour, and has been a vocal supporter of diversity and representation in Hollywood.
Nyong’o has also used her platform to support charitable causes, particularly those that empower women. She has worked with organizations like the Africa Cancer Foundation and Mother Health International, which provide healthcare services and support for women in need. She has also been a supporter of the Shining Hope for Communities organization, which provides education and opportunities for women and girls in Kenya.
In 2019, Nyong’o published “Sulwe,” a children’s book that encourages young girls to love their unique features and embrace their individuality. The book has been praised for its empowering message and for its celebration of diversity.
Through her work on screen and off, Lupita Nyong’o has become a role model for women around the world. Her dedication to empowering women and promoting equality is an inspiration to all those who seek to make a difference in the world.
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