Alicia Keys is quitting. Not music, just make up.
Alicia Keys is tired of society’s requirements.
She has had it with the pressures of the public so she’s quitting. Not music. Just wearing makeup.
In a recent essay for Lena Dunham’s website/newsletter ‘Lenny’, Keys spoke about her choice to turn to a makeup free lifestyle even though it did worry her a little bit:
“Every time I left the house, I would be worried if I didn’t put on makeup: What if someone wanted a picture?? What if they POSTED it??? These were the insecure, superficial, but honest thoughts I was thinking. And all of it, one way or another, was based too much on what other people thought of me.”
She has found the process surprisingly freeing and liberating. “I swear it is the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful that I have ever felt.”
The Grammy winning singer wants to remind everyone that a woman can be beautiful and sexy without having to airbrush herself.
Keys is hoping to start a trend, saying, “I hope to God it’s a revolution. Cause I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.”