Who Am I?: Answer
I’d love to say I chose this unflattering photo to clown her, but her website only has close-up photos of her eyelashes and cheekbones and random stuff like that. As usual, no prizes, just bragging rights. I’ll also give a shout out to anyone who can explain her hair styling choices.
UPDATE: Of course, this is Des’ree, as Lonebull answered like five minutes after I posted her photo. The more intriguing question regarding her hair styling choices adds credibility to my developing “Victim of The Diaspora” theory. Ms. Lindiwe put it best by commenting “The last time I was in London with another sisterfriend of mine, I asked her: why do all of the Black Brits have that “victims of transracial adoption”-looking hair?” Reginald further attempted to provide an explanation with this Zeus photo. Since I am still not fully-satisfied, rest assured that the issue of Black Brit hair will be re-explored here at WWTD in the near future.
Perhaps the confidence required to rock such nonsensical hair drives the positivity power of Des’ree’s 1994 sing-along sensation “You Gotta Be.” I never did understand that lil’ Widow’s Peak curl that she has on in this video, but this song is pure genius – it’s in everyone’s singing range, has great ad-libs, and the message, as corny as it is, really makes you feel good. Try it!