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If Raven-Symoné has proved anything over the 20+ years we’ve watched her grow up before our eyes on shows like The Cosby Show, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper and Disney’s That’s So Raven, it’s that she’s a winner. Despite a few setbacks and questionable comments, Raven always finds a way to reinvent herself and bounce back to the top. The 32-year-old is currently riding the success of her show Raven’s Home, a project that reunites her with The Disney Channel, reprising her role of Raven Baxter all grown up and now mother to a set of twins she shares with her ex-husband. Raven of course still possesses her psychic abilities and has apparently passed the superpower on to one of her children. A few months ago it was announced that Raven’s Home was renewed for a second season after the last of 13 episodes in season one aired in October. Variety reported at the time how happy the network was with the show’s success. Adam Bonnett, Disney Channels Worldwide’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming, expressed that he sees longevity with the project based on Raven’s ability to connect with fans:

“We are incredibly proud of our first season and the fact that Raven has returned home to Disney Channel in a very big way. The entire cast and crew have delivered a classic family sitcom that kids and families will be watching for many years to come.”

After once giving us a glimpse into the up’s and down’s of being a child star and discovering image and self-worth in front of the camera her whole childhood, it appears the actress has finally gotten comfortable in her own style…although she admits that style can change from day to day. Raven recently appeared on My Mane Moment, a project where Essence magazine asks what celebrities “love about their locks, what they loathe, and why Black is so beautiful.”

In the latest episode rocking a platinum blonde look with shaved sides, Raven opens up about why there’s nothing wrong with turning to wigs or weaves to express yourself:

“What inspires the hair change? It’s mostly because I had to have one style of hair my whole entire childhood for work: the long curls. It was cute, but you know I’m tired of it now so the good thing id there’s the weaves. There’s the wigs. And why not have fun?”

She is clear about the fact that she has her own natural curls and the few people who get to see her in her natural crowning glory, even if it isn’t her fans:

“I have curls. I really do, I have curls. You won’t be seeing it, but I got curls, and I like my curls and I feel like when I wear my curly hair it’s really Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman that my parents birthed and who I am.  It’s not the person that’s on camera or this that’s why you’ll rarely see that hair.”

It appears Raven likes to have the separation between being an actress and who she is off camera and understandably so since cameras have been such a constant in her life.

She reveals she looks to fellow actresses Viola Davis and Jurnee Smollett for hair inspiration. And what exactly does “black is beautiful” mean to her? Raven shares it’s all about the freedom to be creative, even if it means she’s a black woman in America rocking blonde hair letting everyone know they can, “Say what you want,”:

“My black is expression at the highest degree of love, affection and what I feel is me at the time.”

We love it!  You can check out Raven-Symoné’s appearance on My Mane Moment in it’s entirety below:

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