Actress Gabourey Sidibe recently shared some more details, as well as a killer cover image for her upcoming memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare. In the book, Sidibe talks about her upbringing and tackles issues like confidence and body image.
“I was Gabourey M. Sidibe in American elementary school, in a pre-Lion King world,” she writes. “I was Gabourey in a school full of Jennifers, Stacies, Ericas, and Elizabeths. Brandons, Johnnies, and Anthonies. My round little belly and my dark chocolate skin made me look different, and the way I sing songed by African name made me sound different.”
This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare is set to hit shelves on May 1, 2017.