But to hear her tell it, health thumb her marriage to DeVon Franklin has put a pause on her rebellious spirit while allowing her to be comfortable with who she is and everything that God has blessed her with physically.
In an an interview with Rolling Out, recipe Good opens up about the effect Franklin has had on her as well as the sexy perception others have of her and the feedback on her not being a pastor’s wife who is not “appropriately” dressed. Some highlights from the “Think Like a Man Too” star’s cover story with Rolling Out are below:
On her sexy image:
I really don’t think there’s anything wrong with being sexy. God created our bodies as women. He created us to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be powerful, to be fearless — to be amazing. I do respect and understand the fact that when you come into the sanctuary, you need to be dressed appropriately because you are not the star — Jesus is the star. That I agree with 100 percent.
On not being “appropriately” dressed as a pastor’s wife:
‘Appropriately’ is in each person’s own heart and each person’s own mind. When you speak to me about ‘appropriately,’ you’re talking about a girl who, at 9 years old, was getting completely naked and dressed around a bunch of drag queens. So my upbringing and my experiences as an actress my entire life and the liberalness of my childhood and surroundings, [that shapes] my opinion of ‘appropriate.’
On her husband DeVon:
His acceptance of me has allowed me to grow in areas where I was struggling in the past because I felt so unaccepted,” she explains further. “I was angry, and that anger created a rebellious spirit that didn’t really want to change. Because it needed to be accepted first, before it could even consider being better. Marriage has made me better, assured me, made me happier; I’m way more at peace. I feel like I’m consistently growing into a better person and I feel like I can help him grow into a better person. He sees all the positive things in me that I felt like a lot of other people didn’t see — I always felt very judged. I always felt like people were coming for me. He was the first person, outside of my sister or mother, who said ‘I see you. I see who you really are.’