Dolezal actually broke her silence about the scandal on Tuesday's Today
show, when she revealed that she's been identifying as a black person since she was five years old
. "I was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon, and black curly hair," she said. "I do take exception to that because it's a little more complex than me identifying as black or answering a question of, are you black or white?"