i chose to do my blackout pictures without any make up on whatsoever, to show myself that my skin is just as beautiful without make up as well as with a full on face. i am beautiful inside and out. its taken me so long to realize that i am not to angry, aggressive and oversensitive person the media and even those around me made me think that i am. i am expressive, i am creative, i am intelligent, i am worthy of being heard and i am black. i am me. happy blackout y’all.