There is so much that I've had to experience being a woman in my skin. It's been a journey that has taught me alot about owning your own inspite of the reality and perceptions that exists around you. Growing up in Jamaica, colorism plays an intrigal role in shaping the reality and attitudes of many dark skinned girls. As a teenager I went through a faze of hating my skin; and to a certain extent beleiving the ignorant and arrogant perceptions of others. However It took the love and immense support of family and even friends to encourage me in the walk of self love and appreciation of my own skin. I am now aware of how important a community is in ones own growth and development . I love the skin I'm in and most importantly I love being a woman. This love has evolved into a passion to seek after the things that I am eager about. Even more I have a deeper ferver to empower other women in their own paths of self-discovery and love.