May 16, 2017

Zoe Kravitz for Allure June 2017

The daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet is star in her own right. Kravitz always seems very comfortable with herself in a way that few young, ambitious actresses are. There’s no insecurity, but there’s no false confidence, either. This seems to go beyond her professional life.

She tells Allure Mag“Racism is very real, and white supremacy is going strong.” And identity is not something to be mocked or taken lightly. It’s better in her words: “I am definitely mixed. Both my parents are mixed. I have white family on both sides. The older I get, the more I experience life, I am identifying more and more with being black, and what that means — being more and more proud of that and feeling connected to my roots and my history. It’s been a really interesting journey because I was always one of the only black kids in any of my schools. I went to private schools full of white kids. I think a lot of that made me want to blend in or not be looked at as black. The white kids are always talking about your hair and making you feel weird. I had this struggle of accepting myself as black and loving that part of myself. And now I’m so in love with my culture and so proud to be black. It’s still ongoing, but a big shift has occurred. My dad especially has always been very connected to his history, and it’s important to him that I understand where I come from."

Its very important for us to know our truth and our stories.


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