Amber

 - How do you feel about your skin? 

 

      I’ve never really had problems with my skin besides hating some discoloration. My face tans funny because of my structure but it’s all good. I usually pamper my skin too, masks and oil treatments and such, I feel like skincare is a big part of my self-loving routine cause it’s so chill!

 

- Whats your favorite feature/part on your body? and why? 

 

     My lips, I’ve always felt they were shaped nicely and full. They compliment my face, especially with some popping lipstick ;)

 

 

- What makes you smile?

     

       If I was to list everything that makes me smile you’d lose interest after the 78th, honestly I smile for everything, I’m smiling right now i don’t know, it’s very easy to make me laugh. Seeing people happy and positively interacting, being able to feel comfortable where I am, seeing people taking care of one another, and because I’m thinking of things I find hilarious in my head are my top 4 for sure 

Travis

 - How do you feel about your skin? 

 

      I don’t love it but I do appreciate it and how far we’ve come together. I’ve always held so much hatred for my skin. I do not have clear skin at all and I never have. Shit...probably never will. I have always had pimples and blemishes and have been super oily and stretch marks...but recently, I decided to say fuck it and tried to work with it. And I can say my skin has been clearing up a lot and things are turning around but I think that came from accepting it for what it was and choosing to grow up and learn to make it truly apart of me, instead of rejecting it cause it wasn’t perfect. Now I would be lying if I sat here and I said I haven’t had a moment recently that I hated it or wished I had someone else’s perfect skin, but that is just a part of the journey and I accept that and move forward.🌻

 

 

- Whats your favorite feature/part on your body? and why? 

 

      Some of my faves or my greatest hits as I like to call’em are my lips, eyebrows, legs excluding feet (I hate feet) and my hair when its freshly cut or done. Ohhhhhhh...I also have SUPPLE AND SOFT SKIN, ESPECIALLY WHEN I SHAVE. AHHHHHHHHH HALLELUJAH AND GOD BLESS! 

 

 

- What makes you smile?

     

       I love when I have on a good outfit and my hair is popping, my skin and I are working as one and I look in the mirror and I think of how far I’ve come. I lost so much weight, gained some control over my hair, worked on my skin, explored my style and came to the conclusion that I do and where whatever I want (I literally look different every single day). And I am proud of the progress I’ve made for myself. Then I think about my future and that if I keep going down this track, how amazing I can be and by this time I am beaming. OHHHHHHHHHH and I’m mentally cheesing whenever I perform, whether it’s singing, acting, musical theatre, whatever it may be. It just means so much to me and I am so happy to be doing the things I love. Also, the recognition I get from either does not hurt.🌼

Angie

 - How do you feel about your skin? 

 

      How I feel about my skin is honestly ever changing. Some days its the worst to me, others its simply another feature of myself. It use to be an unhealthy relationship where I would constantly hate on my acne; letting how I look affect me negatively. I've learned to look deeper than that, in a mental and physical sense, where I understand that my skin is a reflection from within.

 

 

- Whats your favorite feature/part on your body? and why? 

 

     My eyes. The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter. I see depth and emotion when I see my eyes in the mirror. I use that depth and emotion towards my outlook in life and reading others .

 

- What makes you smile?

     

     A feeling that the universe is telling me, "you're on the right path.". Similar to déjà vu. With déjà vu you can say, "this exact moment is familiar." what i'm talking about isn't like this. Randomly, for or no particular reason, I get a feeling of joy and security. Although its out of nowhere, for no reason, it somehow seems familiar. 

Vice

 - How do you feel about your skin? 

 

      I used to be so ashamed of my skin. I one time went on a date with a boy, and over heard him tell his friends the next day that he wouldnt date me because of my skin. Now it makes me happy. I've learned that eating healthy and drinking lots of water gives me a complexion that makes me happy, but even when i have break outs I'm still content because I've come to love it. I love my skin tone too, i have alot mixed in me so i like to think i have a one of a kind color. 

 

 

- Whats your favorite feature/part on your body? and why? 

 

     My nose. Reminds me of my father and my mother. The curve at the tip of nose is just like my dads, and the width of my nose is just like my moms. 

 

 

- What makes you smile?

     

     Making others smile. I love making people laugh, surprising them. Something about that twinkle in their eye gives me an extra jolt of energy. Like when i do a shoot for the magazine and show a model a shot, and their whole energy changes. Oh, and my dog. Yeah that little guy is fucking hillarious. 

Maxwell

 - How do you feel about your skin? 

 

      I’m a fan of my skin, it’s differentiates me from everyone else, it helps me not be the average light skin dude.

 

- Whats your favorite feature/part on your body? and why? 

 

     It would probably be the birthmark on my face, it’s something not everybody has, (at least not on they’re face lol). 

 

- What makes you smile?

     

     Seeing black and brown artist get ahead and thrive.

 - How do you feel about your skin? 

 

      As of right now in my life, I feel great about my skin. Growing up with acne from age 9, you learn to embrace the things that really will not change. I am acne prone, and I changed my view of my skin to thinking of it as high maintenance instead of problematic. After spending thousands on skincare products, going through depression and anxiety about the way people see me any time my face hits the public, I have learned that my skin loves less. Less is more for my acne prone skin. And my acne prone skin is soft, and beautiful :) 

 

- Whats your favorite feature/part on your body? and why? 

 

    My favorite part of my body has to be my nose, only because I find myself never really complaining about it. 

 

- What makes you smile?

     

     Very simple things! Just knowing that I am thought of makes me smile. Along with anything humorous and pretty. Good conversation that serves as a source for beneficial action, yoga, life sometimes 

Love

Steven

-How do you feel about your skin? 

 

     I’m glad my skin isn’t a person because if it were a person that person would hate me. I do not take the best care of my skin, especially my lips. Right now they’re so chapped. 

 

 - Whats your favorite feature/part on your body? and why? 

 

    I’ve learned to dislike every part of my body at some point in my life. But I do like my legs. Biking everywhere for years has turned them from flabby to fabby. 

 

 - What makes you smile?

 

      When I see people lose themselves in some hobby or activity or object to the point where they drop their defense mechanisms and stop trying to be cool.

-How do you feel about your skin? 

 

   My skin tells all of my personal history. Extending farther back than just my origins. America’s Next Top Model: I remember a pale pale woman and wanting to grow up to be her. I remember when I realized I wasn’t going to. For many years I painted my skin in paler shades, those eventually being co-signed and sold to me. I remember wanting to stay inside, not deepen anymore, draw attention to my differences in the spaces I grew up in. The first sweet sixteen I was ever invited to fell on the same day as my first ever real breakout. I used facial washes and creams that were not prescribed to me until my acne and all my skin was dried out and fissured into millions of cracks when I opened my mouth. I spend a lot of time looking into mirrors. Most likely not any notably more than the rest of the population. I must confront the largest organ of my body, sitting out, drying up, looking back. I remember when I first looked at my skin and recognized my tones. This summer was the first time I ever really enjoyed seeing the warmth of my skin in the summer. This was the first year that I enjoyed the scars on my face. My personal history. My mother gifted me the colors of my skin. 

 

  - Whats your favorite feature/part on your body? and why? 

   I love my nose, my mom always said she wished she could steal it. I love the bump in my bridge. It reminds me of more of my histories.

 - What makes you smile?

    I smile when I’m with the people I love. When we are on the phone. When we are quiet together.

Alyx