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Cee Lo Green - It’s Ok
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Untitled (Young Girl, Tennessee)
c. Late 1940s
Am voracious for more: Kanag’a beautiful and melancholic captures of this young girl.
I love my skin because it is …
… diverse. From creamy tapioca and warm caramel to sweet cinnamon and deep ebony, our skin comes in a myriad of shades—all equally stunning.
… kissable. Especially by the sun. While we still need to pile on the sunscreen, we don’t need to run from her embracing rays. Instead, we welcome them.
… luminous. There’s just something radiant about our skin. Whether it’s just been sun-kissed or is naturally almond-roasted, the rich yellow and red undertones make us glow.
… ageless. As the saying goes, “Black don’t crack.” And there’s some truth to it. The large amounts of melanin in our skin protects from long-term damage associated with aging, like deep wrinkles and age spots.
… versatile. Our brown hues go great with others. It pops against bold color like bright blues, yellows and pinks, and contrasts beautifully against basic white and black.
… unattainable. While some other women go to extremes to get a warmer complexion, we can skip the tanning bed. We naturally have that, “I just got back the Bahamas” glow. And yes, we look this good all year round.
… delicious. Mmmm. In fact, some of the tastiest foods come in the same brown tones: dark chocolate, coffee, honey, sugar, maple syrup, licorice … just to name a few.
… an heirloom. It is a mark of our ancestors’ blood still running deeply through our veins. And we wear it draped as a cloak of pride.
… resilient. Our skin is a shield, in the most anatomical sense and metaphorically. It is our barrier. It is our defense. A representation of our struggle and our strength.
… beautiful. Need we say more? Didn’t think so.