Writing and photographs by Dejah Greene
We often neglect to realize how much time we spend trying to be someone else. We tend to forget how much we are influenced negatively by others. For people of color, black people to be specific, everyday can be a challenge to accept yourself inside and your outer image. Our bodies are not too dark, they’re not too fat, too skinny, too bumpy, too pale, too rough, too lumpy, etc. Our naked bodies do not have to be exploited to be accepted either as the mainstream media wants us to believe. Our bodies just are just ours. They are ours to accept and treat with respect. We were given our tones, bumps, stretch marks, scars, rolls, and hair for a reason. We only have one vessel to house our souls and we often forget who the real owner is.