“Growing up I was called burnt, blackie, and all kinds of names because of my dark skin. It’s something that bothered ¬†me when I was younger, but not anymore. I learned to love my complexion.

#WeSmileToo is an important campaign because it shows that men of color are full of humanity. We feel, too. We hurt, too. We get excited, too. We are full of life, too. We are not heartless. ¬†Campaigns like this show an openness and men of color being vulnerable in a healthy way, proving we really do smile, too.”