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With a new look apparently came a new and revelatory attitude. When Donna Brazile appeared on the Wendy Williams Show, to promote her new book, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, she talked about everything from her start in politics, before becoming the first Black woman to lead a political, presidential campaign in 2000, for Al Gore, to her love life.

See what she had to say in the highlights from her interview below.

The makeover

“First of all, the gray is all mine. It’s about 3/4 mine. They clipped this and I felt my inner Patti LaBelle…That girl there, she was before 2016 but I’ve let her go…My niece put some purple streaks in because I’m an LSU graduate. I’m free now. I’m free.

Weight loss

“I’m on the same diet. It’s a liquid diet. I eat a salad every night, a little protein and I gave up my Southern cooking. And I was trying to cook out my blues and handle all of my business in the kitchen and it was handling me.”

Her start in politics

“I was a little girl, 8-years-old, Dr. King died 50 years ago, this year. And I found myself as a little girl, wanting to be a Civil Rights worker. And I kept telling my mom, ‘I’m gonna be a Civil Rights worker.’ And she said, ‘You’re too young.’ Well, I wanted to be a priest and she said, ‘You’re a girl.’ Well, they need some girls in that damn priesthood. That’s a hot topic by the way, the Catholic Church… I was just a little girl who wanted to make things happen. I was this little girl who wanted to make things happen I love politics. My first campaign was to get a playground in my neighborhood. I just wanted to play outside and play with the boys. Got to play with somebody.

Her sex/love life

You what to know about my sex life? Wendy gave me a robe. Girl, when I put that on, Teddy Pendergrass gonna come back from the dead. It’s going to be Luther Vandross… by the way, to have a good love life, you need a song. You need to put the back up, the legs out, the thighs in so you can exercise it, rotate it, move it back.

Wendy: Who is he Donna?

First of all, who said I just like men? Who said I had to tell my whole story, my first time on the show? But I can tell you what I do like, I want to be treated right. I want someone who loves me for who I am.

For years, there have been rumors about Brazile’s sexuality. Publicly, Brazile has been an active LGBT activist, serving on the board for the Millennium March on Washington. In 1999, The New York Times said she was openly ambiguous about her sexuality. She was quoted as saying, “Gay comes in all shapes, sizes, strengths and personalities. Just like straight does. It shouldn’t be news that—guess what— some gay people don’t fit your stereotype.”

The rumors have persisted but Wendy’s show marks the first time she’s acknowledged her bisexuality.

You can watch her interview with Wendy in the video below.


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