Gabby’s Flawless Ebony Cover

Actress Gabrielle Union is covering the October issue of Ebony Magazine, where she writes a series of letters to her younger self. Ebony says “On the cusp of turning 40, Gabrielle takes a candid look back at her life and realizes how she truly blessed she is to have made it through her tumultuous teens and early twenties.”

Here are a series of affirmations Gabrielle shares with young girls in particular, as well as her full photo shoot.

Notes of Wisdom To Her Younger Self
Your deep Mahogany skin may not resemble that of the others in your family, but it’s just as gorgeous and you’re just as worthy….One day you’ll appreciate how much your brown skin shines in the moonlight, glistens in the sun and ages ever so slowly.

Her advice to women with low self-esteem

Don’t let that pesky low self-esteem creep in and fool you into believing that you don’t have value…don’t allow it to crush your will or dampen your spirit…Never worry about LOVE….real love will find you….an incredible love with an incredible man….there is a beautiful rainbow at the end of your storm.

Don’t let other people’s needs, wants, desires, fantasies, hopes or dreams dictate your choices and decisions. Follow your own path, and don’t worry that you’re being selfish or disloyal.

Gabrielle’s closing thoughts

PS. Ignore those who tell you to stay out of the sun because light-skinned actresses are getting all the roles. What do they know?

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