Monday, March 26, 2012

Dark-Skinned Girls Rock!: Rocquelle

Hey Everyone.

Hope you all are doing lovely and feeling great! Its Monday, so you know another Dark-skinned Girls Rock! post is coming your way. Today we are featuring the lovely Roquelle of Consider Me Lovely. I've been a follower of Rocquelle's blog for sometime now and I love her style. She always has the sickest arm party and the best nails. She also has a such a sweet spirit that emanates through her posts.

Rocquelle P. 
Everybody meet Rocquelle! Shes a 26 year old Grad student, blogger, and budding entrepenuer from Houston, TX.

Describe yourself in 3 words. Lovely, confident, and intelligent.
  

Tell us about your personal style. Colorful, eclectic and feminine, with an edge.

Who are your style icons?
I don’t really have style icons, as I’m not one to pour over magazines or celebrity style. However, if i must choose, I love the style of Diana Ross, Claire Huxtable (yes I know she’s a television character, lol), Tracee Ellis Ross, June Ambrose, and the older ladies in my church who wear lots of sparkle and big hats!


Have you ever struggled with self-identity issues because of your complexion? If so what are some things you did to accept yourself for who you are and love yourself?
I don’t know that I struggled with self-identity issues, as I was very aware of who I was in terms of complexion, but I did struggle with self-esteem issues for a long time because of my complexion. I honestly didn’t really come into fully loving my skin until I was an adult. I was fortunate to have women in my life who always told me I was beautiful, but it didn’t really become real for me, until I stepped out of my comfort zone and cut my hair off and started dreadlocks. My lengthy permed hair was my crutch for self-esteem, so when I looked in the mirror with itty bitty dreadlocks, I was forced to own my beauty, ALL of it, complexion and all. Mentally, the thing that became most important in accepting and loving myself, was not worrying about what other people said or thought, because it was the words of others, that led to my dislike of my dark skin (the crazy thing is I didn’t hate the dark skin of others, just my own). I wrote more about this last year in this post.

Do you have any advice for other dark-skinned women that are struggling with accepting themselves because of the color of their skin? 
 Your skin is BEAUTIFUL!! It is naturally kissed by the sun and glows like no other. Stop comparing yourself to others, and only surround yourself with people who embrace you. Sometimes, learning to love your skin requires you to step out of your comfort zone in other areas of your life. Most importantly, don’t worry about the thoughts or words of others, as your own thoughts far outweigh those of others.
                                             
                What do you like most about being dark-skinned?
My dark skin is beautiful, unique, and natural; I love that when I walk into a room, my dark skin speaks for itself. I adore that my skin looks amazing with any color and that it is mine!!
Isn't Rocquelle a gem!? Rocquelle I love your confidence and thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I also love the advice you gave; we should stop comparing ourselves to others and only surround ourselves with others who embrace us for who we are! Don't forget to check out Roquelle's blog Consider Me Lovely, and you can catch her tweeting @ConsiderMeLuvly. 


My dark-skinned ladies, if you are interested in being featured in the DGR! series shoot me an email, cherrie.amore@gmail.com. You DO NOT have to be a blogger, fashionista, vlogger, etc. This series is open to all! To find out more about the series, click here!
EMBRACE YOUR BEAUTY!

7 comments:

  1. Love Roquelle and Consider Me Lovely!!

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  2. Great interview; on my way to check out her blog!!

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  3. PrettyDarkGirlStyleMarch 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    She is absolutely adorable and wise beyond her years!! Love that she is her OWN unique self, doesn't strive to be or immitate anyone, that's a bold and brave thing to do and be!!

    Love this and all the beautiful ladies you have featured.. KEEP EM COMING!!!

    Toni

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  4. She is amazing and I love her style. Thanks for sharing ;)

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  5. Love how she styles her hair! Very different and cute :)

    www.lacenleopard.com

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  6. Thank you so much Cherrie for featuring me!! I truly appreciate this series...very empowering! Thanks to your readers for their kind words as well.

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  7. Beautiful feature… I love the last statement! #Priceless

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