I'm a photographer who is bombarded with images and narratives that tend to overwhelmingly represent people of color in a "certain" way; and it's usually not a positive portrayal. Inspired by the great Gordon Parks, I decided to use my camera--and my still developing writing skills--as weapons for change.
People of color are an amazing, nuanced, and diverse group of people and I intend to use this site to showcase just a piece of their vast brilliance.
I also want to provide a counter-narrative to the idea of a "universal beauty standard." Too often we are made to feel inadequate because we don't perfectly match suffocating beauty standards. So I want to highlight the multiple ways people are beautiful, as well as some of the wonderful things they're working on.
I made this site to stay sane in an insane world where human beings tell other human beings that they're not beautiful. And where you're often considered "less than" if your skin happens to be of a darker hue.