Comfortable in our own skin.
As humans we’re all born naked and vulnerable to the world. We cover our bodies to protect ourselves and adorn them to define our individuality and to show our belonging to a group. We’re the same in our difference.
What is beautiful? What is different? In human history our skin has denoted race, class and culture. It’s been a defining mark of our destiny and set our course in life. But that’s changed. There has been a revolution in how people around the world perceive beauty. It’s no longer out there, but within. We are all beautiful in the skin we’re in. Beauty standards have shifted to embrace difference and celebrate diversity, because beauty is more than the skin we’re in.
At Lampost we have always celebrated difference. It’s what unites us and makes us who we are. We’re individuals. We wear our colours on our sleeves and don’t apologise for who we are. In the second edition of The African Edit we showcase our Skin Stories to see what sets us apart and binds us together. We take a look at what makes us human.