through god’s eyes
my prayer is that I show you the way God sees you
As racism continues to plague the United States of America, this piece recognizes the fact that people continue to judge others because of things they cannot change. When you are born, you do not get to decide the color of your skin. Oppressing a group of people due to a trait they have no control over continues to be a ugly tradition. Deciding a group of people should be treated less than because of a skin color is horrible. This piece was done in the wake of the police shootings of unarmed people of color. The goal is to remind you that this black skin does not come off like the uniform does. You choose to be a police officer, we didn’t choose to be black. The job of a police officer is to protect and serve, not profile and hurt.
Things begin to change right around 2012. Slowly black women all over begin to embrace their skin color and begin to embrace their hair. They begin to love them selves and ignore the what the media deemed as beautiful. This piece celebrated the era of self love. Love your complexion, love your size, love your smile, love your hair texture, love you, and love life. It also served as a prelude to the Bronze Film Festival selected documentary by DFitz the Designer on her personal hair journey. Was the natural hair celebration a fad or is this a result of a true evolution of woman of color taking back their power. Watch the Documentary
We do a lot of talking to God. We do a lot of asking God for things as well. Very rarely do we sit and actually listen. We want a reply from God, but we never take time to be quite and just listen. This piece is a reminder to listen for God’s word.
“There was a time in my life where I got things by any means necessary.” explains DFitz, “When times got hard, I found ways to make it happen without caring about the consequences or who got hurt. I learned over the years that living so carelessly isn’t the answer. My favorite movie of all time is Dead Presidents, so this was my ole to the movie and a reminder to myself. Life can get hard, but by any means should not be my mindset.”
Beauty Shoot – Skin Editing