My Own Skin is something I’ve had to learn to get comfortable in. Being black in America, My Own Skin a source of constant consternation and even torment. Things like DWB (Driving While Black) remind me daily that My Own Skin doesn’t make living life happy, joyous and free any damn cake walk. My Own Skin can make life a daily blessing and a curse. But dam-it, I can say with sister Maya Angelou “…I wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now…” In spite of whatever shit life brings my way, I know deep in my soul, My Own Skin is the gift my God, who sits high but looks low and doesn’t make mistakes, has given me to make a difference in this world and to be a blessing to others. I wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now because I’ve found in My Own Skin the power and a story that is greatly needed to change and make of this world a better place.