I Love My Skin
. . . 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.
Why do you love your skin?
-Audra E. Lord