“I wish so much there had been a Rae when I was growing up. It would have made my life so much easier to have had someone real on TV that I could have looked at and gone: ‘I kind of look like her. I don’t look perfect, but she’s got friends. People love her so maybe people will like me for being me. I don’t have to change. I can just be myself…’ How can kids and teenagers feel comfortable when they can’t see anyone who looks like them anywhere?”
Half the people bashing her don’t even know she was paying homage to her.
it’s funny cause there were so many comments (by men, mostly) speaking on Maya Angelou and other black women icons and idols not even knowing their back story and furthermore bashing her (and them, unknowingly)