As a dark-skinned woman with short natural hair in an industry still overwhelmingly dominated by white standards of beauty Nyong’o recognizes her potential to be a mirror for other black women and inspire a new generations of actresses. Young women expressing gratitude just for feeling represented decorate her Facebook fan page.
"It feels great. Dwayne Johnson said that greatness is not just what you do but what you inspire others to do. And that really moved me. If young girls feel inspired by my journey right now it’s an honor" - Oscar Nominated Actress Lupita Nyong’o