"I really don't think there's anything wrong with being sexy," she says.
(Photo: RollingOut Magazine, July 2014)
Megan Good is on the cover of Rolling Out looking seductive and in her interview defended her being Christian while still being sexy.
"I really don't think there's anything wrong with being sexy," she said. "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."
That said, the Think Like a Man Too actress said that dressing appropriately is a subjective term and that each person is free to interpret it as they see fit.
"'Appropriately' is in each person's own heart and each person's own mind," she said. "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.'"
Good, who has been married to film executive and preacher DeVon Franklin since 2012, also opened up about what she's learned from her husband.
"Marriage has taught me that it's OK to let somebody take care of me. That it's OK to depend on somebody," Good said. "I grew up being responsible for a lot of things — since I was 15 [I was] taking care of a lot of people. My father is amazing, but he wasn't in the home, so my mother raised us with the mentality of not needing anybody. We were never the girls that went after the guy that had the money because we were taught to have our own money. I've always been extremely independent to the point where it probably intimidated some guys. Now, it's nice to just feel like it's not a bad thing to trust someone to have your best interest at heart."
"His acceptance of me has allowed me to grow in areas where I was struggling in the past because I felt so unaccepted," she continued. "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.'"
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