I Was Bullied For My Box Braids — Now They're My Signature

For some, a lipstick is just a lipstick. But for others, it\'s a source of strength, creativity, and expression. In our series Power Faces, we\'ll explore the relationship between strong women and the makeup they choose to wear — or not. Our latest subject is breakout fashion model Indira Scott. This story was told to Cat Quinn and edited for length and clarity.I was never good at doing makeup when I was growing up. I think it was the universe trying to show me I could have a natural face, which makes me feel very powerful. When I\'m not wearing makeup, I have to accept everything that I\'m bringing as beautiful. I like to be fully raw with my face and my hair, and not be so clean cut. Our physical beauty should be a representation of who we are. We all don\'t have to be the same to be beautiful. That\'s boring.Crowning GloryI\'ve had box braids since I was probably five years old. Besides Poetic Justice [with Janet Jackson], there weren’t models in magazines or people on TV who had box



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