With a pretty reputable EP on iTunes and a growing solo career, Dawn Richard has been making her rounds and grinding hard. She recently sat down with blogger, Carlton Jordan, where she discussed her thoughts on being a “brown girl” in the entertainment industry.
“I always say represent for the brown girl, because when you think of a sex symbol and you think of a huge artist, most of the time it isn’t the brown, darker girl,” she tells Carlton. “And I’m not dark, but it isn’t a chocolate girl and it should be more because there is no color to greatness.”
I still can’t believe we have these serious skin tone issues with bitter, shallow, insecure folk all over the place. However, I think Dawn is a great representation of a strong, talented, classy brown woman. I mean, she dated a butch queen and bounced right back. Applaud her!