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Aja Naomi King for Refinery29

Aja Naomi King for Refinery29

Aja took these beautiful photos for an interview with Refinery29 posted online in January 2015. This is my absolute favorite photoshoot of hers!

Here’s a part of the interview:

Did you always want to act?
“My father had insisted that it was important to find a career where you’ll always be necessary, so for a long time I was telling people that I wanted to be a doctor. My junior year of high school, I was like president of choir and in the school plays, and I had just a complete meltdown because I knew I couldn’t do other things. I was already doing the things that I loved. And, then the terror set in because as we all know, careers in the arts aren’t always the most stable. I decided if you really want to do something, you have to do it with your whole heart or you can’t do it at all. I had no real backup plan. I just kind of went full force.”

Read more at R29!

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