Lupita Nyong’o Has A Secret Talent That Makes Her Even More Amazing

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If you’re a woman of color, and you live in New York, there’s a seventy-five percent chance you know about the famous African hairbraiding salons of Harlem. In a beautiful video interview from her Vogue cover story, Lupita Nyong’o talks about traveling to New York to get her own hair braided—being thoroughly disappointed—and then deciding she would learn the craft herself from an aunt. There’s something so lovely about this story and the way the young Oscar winner tells it, we can’t help but share: