“#WeSmileToo showcases men of color in a different light, POSITIVELY. It proves that men of color are just like other races; we have our fun together and laugh, etc. We’re human.¬†We’re bright and beautiful, too. I honestly wish our men would smile more. Our boys do, but our men not so much.

#WeSmileToo challenges the negative stereotypes because you’re seeing men of color in a more bright, radiating light, and it’s refreshing. There’s more to us, and it’s not always dark. There’s nothing wrong with sensitivity.

We are here and here we are. We have been reinvented, and we’re being reinforced. It’s time, and I think society is more than ready. If not, they better and need to get ready.”

 

#WeSmileToo Campaign Photo

Photography: Gioncarlo Valentine

Photo of Gregory

Photography: Gioncarlo Valentine

Photo of Gregory

Photography: Gioncarlo Valentine