When you look in the mirror, what do you see? More importantly, how do you feel about what you see? Do you feel good about the vision staring back at you, or do you immediately notice what you see as imperfections? Do you even look closely at your reflection? If you've ever watched Issa Rae's hit show, Insecure, you've probably seen her interact with her reflection in her bathroom mirror (and if you haven't seen the show, what are you waiting for?). I love the show and those scenes are some of the best. She is giving validation to who she sees, herself, and is sharing her feelings and opinions about who she is and what is happening in her life. The best times are when she acknowledges that she is a boss, but those times when she's seeking answers are also powerful.
Like it or not, we live in a world where many of our experiences are shaped by our ethnicity and the color of our skin. Even among African Americans, there is a history of colorism based on our complexions. There are various motivations behind this behavior, of which I choose not to engage, but I will share how I feel we should view ourselves across the whole color spectrum.
If you've followed me for awhile you already know that I'm all about positive affirmations, but this is more than just words. It is a feeling and a belief in ourselves; a self-love that starts within and radiates out to the world, even if you are a work in progress. A big part of loving yourself is love of your physical self, and that includes the color of your skin. As an African American, I love that we represent our race in many hues. We are too beautiful to be limited to only one complexion, and that is the inspiration behind my latest design and collection, Loving The Skin I'm In.
This new collection speaks to your love of self and your confidence, and it has everything you need: Fanny Pack, Backpack, Face Mask, Laptop Sleeve and Zippered Carryall Pouches. So many ways to show yourself some love. You deserve it! Which one will you choose? Visit our website and take a closer look.