STEP INTO THE LIGHT by Mia André

Step Into The Light

We are immersed in a time of sun.
A time of love and warmth,
the summertime.
Our time.
As our Melanin is illuminated with the colors of the sun,
We see it is time to shine our light.

After years of systemic oppression and psychological violence,
being conditioned to despise ourselves,
We continue to fight.
To heal.
To Shine bright in spite of all we have endured as a community.
Together, we manifest joy and happiness.
We continue to radiate,
We are our own Suns.

 

To Shine bright in spite of all we have endured as a community. Together, we manifest joy and happiness. We continue to radiate, We are our own Suns.

To Shine bright in spite of all we have endured as a community. Together, we manifest joy and happiness. We continue to radiate, We are our own Suns.

To Shine bright in spite of all we have endured as a community. Together, we manifest joy and happiness. We continue to radiate, We are our own Suns.

As Black men are continuously demonized by the media, the image of Blackness in America has been misconstructed and misconstrued.
Whether it be cornrows or dreads, suit or hoodie, tattooed or blank canvas;
Through our Dark skin,
We have been linked to ideas of criminality, thuggery, and violence.
My Portrait series aims to shed off all interpretations of Black men and nullify all misconceptions and prejudices made of them.

Team Credits

Photographer:  Mia André
https://www.instagram.com/shotbymrstory
Model:  Justice Fiote
Model:  Benji
Model:  Khat
Model:  Jordan
Andrea Bell

Managing Director

Having over twenty years in the fashion and PR industries, Andrea has covered positions as an author, editor, stylist, art director, consultant, marketing director, social media director and in various media stations in publishing. Green longer than she can remember. Updo in the clouds and feet firmly planted in a fabulously structured garden.

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