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ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards: Watch Aja Naomi King's Inspiring Speech on Overcoming Self-Doubt
‘My inner critic is strong’ but ‘I know that I am stronger,’ said 'How to Get Away With Murder' star Aja Naomi King during her acceptance speech at ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards. King was awarded the Lincoln Shining Star award during the 10th annual star-studded pre-Oscars event.
"I’m struggling with seeing these possibilities because my own inner critic, with this full belly and swollen mouth is eating up all my joy and belief in myself trying to trick me into thinking that I’m not worthy,” she said. “That feeling of 'I don’t belong here' and 'I don’t deserve this' as if I’m sitting in a dark room somewhere afraid that someone at any moment is going to come in and turn on the light and say how did you get in here?” she continued.
The trained actress and Yale-graduate was honored alongside Insecure's Issa Rae, music artist and Hidden Figures star Janelle Monaé, and Black-ish star Yara Shahidi. Before landing her major roles in ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder and Nate Parker’s Birth of A Nation, King also starred in the films The Rewrite, Four and The Blacklist.
The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards aired on OWN on March 5
‘My inner critic is strong’ but ‘I know that I am stronger,’ said the honoree at the ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards gala.
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ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood honoree Aja Naomi King has been serving us feminine yet strong fashion looks from the beginning. 'The Birth of A Nation' and 'How To Get Away With Murder' star likes to play with pretty florals, bold mini dresses and elegant ball gowns. See all our fave looks here!
The Next Generation! Issa Rae, Janelle Monae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi To Be Honored At ESSENCE's Black Women In Hollywood Event
This year marks the 10th anniversary of ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood Awards!
Remember when Zendaya wore a mullet to the Grammy Awards and Megalyn Echikunwoke sported beautiful braids on the Emmys red carpet with Chris Rock? These are just two of many mane moments crafted by celebrity stylist Larry Sims. His client roster includes a who's who of black Hollywood: Kerry Washington, Sanaa Lathan, Aja Naomi King and Ruth Negga; just to name a few. With a rolodex this legendary, we guarantee this isn't the first time you've heard of the hair master, who also worked his magic on Gabrielle Union for our November 2016 cover. In honor of his latest style win, we're looking back at 16 times he slayed your favorite celebrity's hair on the red carpet.
Aja Naomi King is here to stay, and slay, when it comes to beauty! Since making her 'How To Get Away With Murder' debut, the 31 year old California native has stunned on and off the red carpet. And with her critically acclaimed performance in 'The Birth of a Nation' getting plenty of buzz, we have a feeling the actress will continue to blow us away with her beauty game. Aja's smooth chocolate skin, bold lips and soft bouncy strands are serious #goals. Here are our favorite looks she has been rocking since she popped onto the Hollywood scene.
Aja Naomi King And Colman Domingo Open Up About Emotional Moments During 'Birth Of A Nation' Filming
Two of the film's stars talk with ESSENCE about their hopes that the movie will inspire activism, purpose and Black pride.
In many ways, the act of love is a resistance, just like with a rebellion. Read a powerful conversation between ESSENCE and Birth of A Nation stars Aja Naomi King and Colman Domingo.
The 'How To Get Away With Murder' star also tells us why a breakout role in a much buzzed-about film means so much to her.
For Hollywood newcomer, Aja Naomi King, Black actresses in Hollywood have been more than just a face on the screen; they were an invitation to dream bigger.