Beverly Naya graces the cover of SCHICK Magazine summer issue, which will be available from Monday, August 17th. In the cover which takes a deep dive into Naya’s award-winning documentary: Skin, the actress dons a gorgeous sequin dress and opens up about self-confidence, black beauty, and the practice of skin bleaching in African culture.
While Naya is a beauty to behold oozing brown skin glamour in her little, shimmering purple number completes with matching eyeshadow, coveted earrings, and her uber full natural hair, she has been busy promoting the documentary which is now showing on Netflix.
Below is an excerpt from the accompanying interview:
On Black creatives: “I want to see more Black actors and crew members well-represented in big films and not just the ones that specifically tell a black story to a black audience.”
On her award-winning documentary, Skin: “I had to create a documentary to raise awareness of the negative effects of colorism. I needed the powerful message of self-love and self-confidence to travel far.”
On self-love: “Self-love is empowering and liberating because it allows you to own who you are wholeheartedly and unapologetically.”
On leaving a legacy: “Legacy means power that comes from being aware and confident in who you are.”