15 Lupita Nyong'o Quotes We Cherish

15 times Lupita Nyong'o's words gave us life and inspired us to celebrate our beauty and humanity.

Yolanda Sangweni Mar, 01, 2016

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There's so much to celebrate about Lupita Nyong'o. As we toast her 33rd birthday, we're reminded of 15 times her words gave us life and inspired us to celebrate our beuaty and humanity.

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Shortly after her Oscar win, Lupita was asked about self-acceptance backstage.

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In 2014, ESSENCE honored Lupita at our annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon where she gave one of the most inpsiring speeches on beauty.

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More wise words from the Broadway-bound star.

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Lupita gave another inspiring acceptance speech at Glamour's Women of the Year awards.

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The actress told Marie Claire.

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In 2014, ESSENCE honored Lupita at our annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon where she gave one of the most inpsiring speeches on beauty.

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In 2014, ESSENCE honored Lupita at our annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon where she gave one of the most inpsiring speeches on beauty. 

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Lupita gave another inspiring acceptance speech at Glamour's Women of the Year awards.

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In 2014, ESSENCE honored Lupita at our annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon where she gave one of the most inpsiring speeches on beauty.

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Lupita shared this memorable quote during her acceptance speech when she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave.

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In 2014, ESSENCE honored Lupita at our annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon where she gave one of the most inpsiring speeches on beauty.

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Lupita shared with InStyle.

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Lupita shared with InStyle.

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More wise words from Lupita.