Black women today are more desperate than ever for love and acceptance. Our strong unnatural yearning to be more loved and desired than the next chick shows in the extraordinary steps we take to achieve unattainable beauty.
Cosmetic procedures are so affordable now that scheduling appointments for butt injections and breast implants have become as routine as seeing the dentist.
The reward in growing old gracefully comes with a sense of accomplishment and wise maturity. You are no longer concerned with what others think of you and you develop a comfortable self awareness that you never thought you possessed.
Instead of looking to others for love and approval, you learn to look within yourself and accept yourself for who you are.
In an interview with Heart & Soul magazine, actress Tamala Jones talks about her insight into the reality of our desperate search for artificial beauty through cosmetic means.
In a 2006 interview with Jawn Murray, the actress, who starred in films like ‘Daddy Day Camp,’ ‘The Wood’ and ‘Booty Call,’ talked in absolutely glowing terms about her new breast implants.
“OH MY GOD, I was going to lie at first and not say anything and act like, s–t, I’ve grown. But I was like, you know what, I was just on the red carpet with my girlfriend Jaime Pressly, and I was not plump like this. I might as well tell the truth. I’m very happy with them, and they don’t look fake to me and don’t feel fake to me… I can’t wait to get a movie part where I can show them to you guys. In the right part in the right movie, I am willing to show those babies so you guys can see,” the actress said then.
Now the 34-year-old single star wants to have her breast implants removed.
“That was a period where I didn’t quite fully love who I was. Now I appreciate the old Tamala a lot more, and [at some point] I’m going to have the breast implants removed,” she revealed.
Heart and Soul magazine is on newsstands now.