Melanin: “Melanin is a complex polymer derived from the amino acid tyrosine. Melanin is responsible for determining skin and hair colour and is present in the skin to varying degrees, depending on how much a population has been exposed to the sun historically.”

#melaninmonday is a hashtag movement started by BonitaAppleBelle on tumblr. It’s a hashtag I follow because I believe it’s a great way for PoC to feel proud of themselves and the skin they’re in as well as giving support to other PoC. It’s also a hashtag I contribute to because we come in all hues and I think it’s important for people to know that no matter the color, we are all important. 

Our world is all about social media these days and hashtag movements are an easy way to spread the word..any word.


Anyway, here’s my contribution to #melaninmonday:

Below is my brother with his daughter and son (she’s 14 and he’s 13)



Below is lil ‘ol me with my girls Thing1 (left) is 20 and Thing2 (right) is 17