In 2019, Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o released a beautiful children’s book that covers the topics of self-esteem and colorism. Recently, Netflix announced that a musical adaptation of Sulwe is in the works.
The project is close to Nyong’o’s heart because she was experienced issues with low self-esteem. “It was a long journey for me to arrive at self-love. Sulwe is a mirror for dark-skinned children to see themselves, a window for those who may not be familiar with colorism, to have understanding and empathy, and an invitation for all who feel different and unseen to recognize their innate beauty and value. I am thrilled that the book is being adapted into an animated musical that we hope inspires children all around the world to celebrate their uniqueness,” she said in a recent statement.
Not many details are available, but we are excited for Lupita and all of the beautiful brown babies around the world.