«People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl…It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.»
«They try to paint the picture that I was this downtrodden, ugly girl who was unpopular in school and in life, and then I got this role and now I’m awesome. But the truth is that I’ve been awesome, and then I got this role.»
«My name is Claireece “Precious” Jones. I wish I had a light-skinned boyfriend with real nice hair. And I wanna be on the cover of a magazine. But first I wanna be in one of them BET videos. Momma said I can’t dance. Plus, she said who wants to see my big ass dancing, anyhow? Some folks has a lot of things around them that shines for other peoples. I think that maybe some of them was in tunnels. And in that tunnel, the only light they had, was inside of them. And then long after they escape that tunnel, they still be shining for everybody else.»
- Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (via ziggyzay)
Gabby Sidibe on Ellen! One of the first interviews I saw
She is the actress who plays Precious in the movie “Precious” starring Mo’nique & Paula Patton. It kills me when people still refer to her as “Precious” when making a “big”, “black” or “ugly” joke. “Precious” has become a derogatory name, an insult. I mean, did you not get the point of the movie? Were you not moved? You may as well be no better than the guys who pushed her on the street, or her abusive mother and father. She is extremely talented and I was compelled to look her up on the internet the same night I finished seeing that movie in the theaters and was thoroughly impressed. Very comfortable with herself and her body, her personality shines. She is very beautiful inside and out, & believe it or not, she does have a name.
She just might be next week’s Brown Beauty of the Week.
«People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.»