I am very vocal when it comes to my melanin and my love for it.
I find it sad when people wish to be ‘better’ versions of themselves without realizing that their true form is wonderful, beautiful, unique and simply gorgeous.
I came across this short film by Kenyan artist and film maker Ng’endo Mukii about a week ago and it further inspired me to be the best version of Lyra Aoko I can be. I hope it will tune your mind into loving yourself as you are because you are perfect.
Here is a short description of the video by it’s creator.
I am interested in the concept of skin and race, and what they imply; in the ideas and theories sown into our flesh that change with the arc of time. The idea of beauty has become globalised, creating homogenous aspirations, and distorting people’s self-image across the planet…
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