“One of the most common assumptions that people make about me as a man of color is that I’m mean, thuggish, arrogant, or even stuck up. But I wish people really knew that my personality, unlike my appearance, can change depending on the day.

In an internet age where everyone is connected, campaigns like #WeSmileToo shed light on issues that need more awareness. Showing men of color in a positive light is certainly one that has great value. Through this campaign, you see men of color who are joyful and can stand with pride, unapologetically.

#WeSmileToo sends the message that you should be proud of who you are and allow your light to shine. Don’t worry about the next man’s light. Your light is beautiful, too.”