.Skin: The Photo Series

Skin: The Photo Series


“The skin I’m in isn’t what defines me
It does not make me
The cuts, the marks, the burns, the scratches, mean nothing
And yet everything
I live in a world where I am judged by my skin
Not merely for its color but its texture and clarity as well
You think you know me because you see my skin
You think you know me because you believe my skin
You believe these imperfections show that I am imperfection
I am not
I live in a world where men wish to have my skin
They wish it to the point that they think they own my skin
They do not
I’ve struggled in my skin to become me
The scratches on my surface are not flaws nor blemishes
They are representations of what I’ve been through
They are representations of the pain I’ve suffered through
But no more
I will love my skin
I will appreciate my skin
Most importantly
I will treat my skin better, because I am worth it.”

Photographer: @iGeistly

Model: Lyncia Berry @Lynnichu

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