A Raisin in the Sun. A photoshoot dedicated to reminding brown skin girls our light illuminates against any color. Our skin glitters like gold, our melanin priceless yet sold, yet our skin glows like diamond. Natural and pure, Steve Dollas and I shot in the late hours to catch the sun setting at its peak. Combining light with dark you get magic. Photography by: @Stevedollas

Crafting the thought and fully executing this shoot was so fulfilling. I remember times when I didn’t think I could wear just anything against my skin, i remember wanting to be lighter, thinking that would make me prettier. Silly dark skin girl, how small my thoughts were. Look how strong she is now. Dress: House of CB // Armlet: Knispo Jewels Photography by: @Stevedollas

You are ever glowing, ever growing. You are the essence of beauty in its natural state. There aren’t enough words to relay how deep your magic flows, for knowledge of your power is still never-knowing. Black girl when you respect yourselves, so others will too. Dress: House of CB // Armlet: Knispo Jewels // Rings: Aldo Accessories Photography by: @Stevedollas

Brown skin girl, your skin just like pearls, best thing in the world, I’ll never trade you for anybody else. Dress: House of CB // Armlet: Knispo Jewels Photography by: @Stevedollas

DETAILS: Custom Knispo Healing stone armet.

DETAILS: Rings from Aldo Accessories

“When you’re in the room, they notice you.” I didn’t always feel that way, but I’m so happy I learned to love myself in time enough to know. My skin is my armor. My protection and my beauty mark. Loving yourself starts on the inside, but means little if it never reaches out.

Dress: House of CB // Armlet: Knispo Jewels Photography by: @Stevedollas

When the sun sets in the right spot Dress: House of CB // Armlet: Knispo Jewels Photography by: @Stevedollas

No make up artist needed. In my efforts to make this as much of a natural shoot from start to finish, though I wanted to wear make up, I used my own products and did hair and styling completely by myself. Proud moment lol. Dress: House of CB // Armlet: Knispo Jewels Photography by: @Stevedollas

Sunflowers were the perfect touch for a shoot aided with little props but making a bigger impact Dress: House of CB // Armlet: Knispo Jewels Photography by: @Stevedollas

Dress: House of CB // Armlet: Knispo Jewels // Rings: Aldo Accessories Photography by: @Stevedollas

My goal is to look and feel this way all the time. Happy. Fulfilled. Freed. Beautiful. I know things won’t always be perfect, all the time to feel like this constantly, but i’m not looking for perfect. I just want a life worth living. Dress: House of CB // Armlet: Knispo Jewels Photography by: @Stevedollas

Beauty in all forms.