Meet Myree: An Afro-Latina who identifies as Muslim.
Reverting to Islam as an Afro-Latina has not been easy for Myree, but she focuses on the beauty of her identity and hopes that her children will do the same. Take a look at this video to get a glimpse at Myree’s experience- a difficult, yet beautiful journey.
“I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside.”
She won the Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock award during last night’s American Music Awards, but her acceptance speech was less about the award and more about empowerment, love and self-care. Gomez touched on the public life that she has had to lead in the spotlight of being a celebrity saying, “I think it is safe to say that most of you know a lot about my life, whether I liked it or not.” She then talked about the importance that was placed on her keeping everything together for the fans.
“I had to stop because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside,” Gomez said in her speech. “I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down.”
And people are giving Gomez’s acceptance speech a standing ovation.