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 “Identity is important to me because it’s what defines who I am essentially. It’s something I’ve struggled with for a long time because I was born in America, and my family is predominantly Jamaican. At times I feel there is a disconnection with my family and I because no one really knows what it’s like to be categorized as American and get made fun of. I wasn’t raised in Jamaica so I don’t necessarily know the norms of what might be socially acceptable nor do my family know what’s acceptable here in the US culture. I still at times feel there is a disconnect between us, but at the same time I do see that they’re willing to learn as well as I am in learning about Jamaican culture because it’s my identity and a big part of who I am.” - Rob

“Identity is important to me because it’s what defines who I am essentially. It’s something I’ve struggled with for a long time because I was born in America, and my family is predominantly Jamaican. At times I feel there is a disconnection with my family and I because no one really knows what it’s like to be categorized as American and get made fun of. I wasn’t raised in Jamaica so I don’t necessarily know the norms of what might be socially acceptable nor do my family know what’s acceptable here in the US culture. I still at times feel there is a disconnect between us, but at the same time I do see that they’re willing to learn as well as I am in learning about Jamaican culture because it’s my identity and a big part of who I am.” -Rob

 "It's important to get to know the person before you judge them based on their outward appearance. I had to learn this the hard way and I think people should give others the benefit of the doubt more.” - Rob

"It's important to get to know the person before you judge them based on their outward appearance. I had to learn this the hard way and I think people should give others the benefit of the doubt more.” -Rob

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 "One thing I've been thinking about recently is to come together. There’s a lot power within us and things we can do to change and make a difference in the world. It’s important to do it now.”- Nick

"One thing I've been thinking about recently is to come together. There’s a lot power within us and things we can do to change and make a difference in the world. It’s important to do it now.”-Nick

 “It can get a little boring walking around and feeling like everyones the same. I think it’s important to do your own thing, be okay with liking something different than someone else and establishing your own path.” -  Nick

“It can get a little boring walking around and feeling like everyones the same. I think it’s important to do your own thing, be okay with liking something different than someone else and establishing your own path.” - Nick

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 “It’s important for me to express myself. As a teenager it was difficult to be the person I am now and to show the world who I am inside has been very liberating.” - Nicole

“It’s important for me to express myself. As a teenager it was difficult to be the person I am now and to show the world who I am inside has been very liberating.” -Nicole

 “I am queer, and I live my life as somebody singled out by the way I carry myself like the way I dress. Having a cool wacky hair color is a part of my queer identity and that's important to me.” - Nicole     Makeup artist:  Sydney Collante

“I am queer, and I live my life as somebody singled out by the way I carry myself like the way I dress. Having a cool wacky hair color is a part of my queer identity and that's important to me.” -Nicole

Makeup artist: Sydney Collante

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 “Identity is probably the most important to me because that’s how I express myself and a way for other people to see what kind of person I am. Appearance is the first thing people see and while it doesn’t say everything, it does give an impression on people." - Serena

“Identity is probably the most important to me because that’s how I express myself and a way for other people to see what kind of person I am. Appearance is the first thing people see and while it doesn’t say everything, it does give an impression on people." -Serena

 "In New York, moving from a diverse area to an area more predominantly white in my younger years triggered me in a way that I've felt I had to hide my identity as an asian and I grew up struggling with that part because I've felt I had to conform to everyone around me in order to feel accepted. However, as I’ve gotten older I started to understand the fact that being different is okay and actually better because it makes you stand out from everyone else.” -Serena     Makeup artist:  Sydney Collante

"In New York, moving from a diverse area to an area more predominantly white in my younger years triggered me in a way that I've felt I had to hide my identity as an asian and I grew up struggling with that part because I've felt I had to conform to everyone around me in order to feel accepted. However, as I’ve gotten older I started to understand the fact that being different is okay and actually better because it makes you stand out from everyone else.”-Serena

Makeup artist: Sydney Collante

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 “Growing up in the south I was kind of a product of my environment and felt that I had to always be camouflaged. I had to smile when I didn’t want to, be a certain way, and I was always afraid of standing out too much. I wanted to be as invisible as possible to feel at peace in a place where I’ve felt I didn’t belong." - Falcor     Makeup Artist:  Natalia López de Quintana

“Growing up in the south I was kind of a product of my environment and felt that I had to always be camouflaged. I had to smile when I didn’t want to, be a certain way, and I was always afraid of standing out too much. I wanted to be as invisible as possible to feel at peace in a place where I’ve felt I didn’t belong." -Falcor

Makeup Artist: Natalia López de Quintana

 "After living in New York for a few years I realized the more I changed my body whether it was hair, tattoos, or piercings the more I felt myself. When I look back at pictures of myself with no tattoos, or colorful hair I’m like who was that?” - Falcor     Make up Artist:  Natalia López de Quintana

"After living in New York for a few years I realized the more I changed my body whether it was hair, tattoos, or piercings the more I felt myself. When I look back at pictures of myself with no tattoos, or colorful hair I’m like who was that?” -Falcor

Make up Artist: Natalia López de Quintana

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 “identity is important because it’s the one thing no one shares. Everyone is completely different in that sense. Without identity, life would be predictable and boring.” - Remy

“identity is important because it’s the one thing no one shares. Everyone is completely different in that sense. Without identity, life would be predictable and boring.” -Remy

 “Love yourself because you’re all you have at the end of the day."  - Remy

“Love yourself because you’re all you have at the end of the day." -Remy

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 “Identity is important to me because it’s what defines who I am essentially. It’s something I’ve struggled with for a long time because I was born in America, and my family is predominantly Jamaican. At times I feel there is a disconnection with my family and I because no one really knows what it’s like to be categorized as American and get made fun of. I wasn’t raised in Jamaica so I don’t necessarily know the norms of what might be socially acceptable nor do my family know what’s acceptable here in the US culture. I still at times feel there is a disconnect between us, but at the same time I do see that they’re willing to learn as well as I am in learning about Jamaican culture because it’s my identity and a big part of who I am.” - Rob
 "It's important to get to know the person before you judge them based on their outward appearance. I had to learn this the hard way and I think people should give others the benefit of the doubt more.” - Rob
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 "One thing I've been thinking about recently is to come together. There’s a lot power within us and things we can do to change and make a difference in the world. It’s important to do it now.”- Nick
 “It can get a little boring walking around and feeling like everyones the same. I think it’s important to do your own thing, be okay with liking something different than someone else and establishing your own path.” -  Nick
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 “It’s important for me to express myself. As a teenager it was difficult to be the person I am now and to show the world who I am inside has been very liberating.” - Nicole
 “I am queer, and I live my life as somebody singled out by the way I carry myself like the way I dress. Having a cool wacky hair color is a part of my queer identity and that's important to me.” - Nicole     Makeup artist:  Sydney Collante
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 “Identity is probably the most important to me because that’s how I express myself and a way for other people to see what kind of person I am. Appearance is the first thing people see and while it doesn’t say everything, it does give an impression on people." - Serena
 "In New York, moving from a diverse area to an area more predominantly white in my younger years triggered me in a way that I've felt I had to hide my identity as an asian and I grew up struggling with that part because I've felt I had to conform to everyone around me in order to feel accepted. However, as I’ve gotten older I started to understand the fact that being different is okay and actually better because it makes you stand out from everyone else.” -Serena     Makeup artist:  Sydney Collante
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 “Growing up in the south I was kind of a product of my environment and felt that I had to always be camouflaged. I had to smile when I didn’t want to, be a certain way, and I was always afraid of standing out too much. I wanted to be as invisible as possible to feel at peace in a place where I’ve felt I didn’t belong." - Falcor     Makeup Artist:  Natalia López de Quintana
 "After living in New York for a few years I realized the more I changed my body whether it was hair, tattoos, or piercings the more I felt myself. When I look back at pictures of myself with no tattoos, or colorful hair I’m like who was that?” - Falcor     Make up Artist:  Natalia López de Quintana
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 “identity is important because it’s the one thing no one shares. Everyone is completely different in that sense. Without identity, life would be predictable and boring.” - Remy
 “Love yourself because you’re all you have at the end of the day."  - Remy

“Identity is important to me because it’s what defines who I am essentially. It’s something I’ve struggled with for a long time because I was born in America, and my family is predominantly Jamaican. At times I feel there is a disconnection with my family and I because no one really knows what it’s like to be categorized as American and get made fun of. I wasn’t raised in Jamaica so I don’t necessarily know the norms of what might be socially acceptable nor do my family know what’s acceptable here in the US culture. I still at times feel there is a disconnect between us, but at the same time I do see that they’re willing to learn as well as I am in learning about Jamaican culture because it’s my identity and a big part of who I am.” -Rob

"It's important to get to know the person before you judge them based on their outward appearance. I had to learn this the hard way and I think people should give others the benefit of the doubt more.” -Rob

"One thing I've been thinking about recently is to come together. There’s a lot power within us and things we can do to change and make a difference in the world. It’s important to do it now.”-Nick

“It can get a little boring walking around and feeling like everyones the same. I think it’s important to do your own thing, be okay with liking something different than someone else and establishing your own path.” - Nick

“It’s important for me to express myself. As a teenager it was difficult to be the person I am now and to show the world who I am inside has been very liberating.” -Nicole

“I am queer, and I live my life as somebody singled out by the way I carry myself like the way I dress. Having a cool wacky hair color is a part of my queer identity and that's important to me.” -Nicole

Makeup artist: Sydney Collante

“Identity is probably the most important to me because that’s how I express myself and a way for other people to see what kind of person I am. Appearance is the first thing people see and while it doesn’t say everything, it does give an impression on people." -Serena

"In New York, moving from a diverse area to an area more predominantly white in my younger years triggered me in a way that I've felt I had to hide my identity as an asian and I grew up struggling with that part because I've felt I had to conform to everyone around me in order to feel accepted. However, as I’ve gotten older I started to understand the fact that being different is okay and actually better because it makes you stand out from everyone else.”-Serena

Makeup artist: Sydney Collante

“Growing up in the south I was kind of a product of my environment and felt that I had to always be camouflaged. I had to smile when I didn’t want to, be a certain way, and I was always afraid of standing out too much. I wanted to be as invisible as possible to feel at peace in a place where I’ve felt I didn’t belong." -Falcor

Makeup Artist: Natalia López de Quintana

"After living in New York for a few years I realized the more I changed my body whether it was hair, tattoos, or piercings the more I felt myself. When I look back at pictures of myself with no tattoos, or colorful hair I’m like who was that?” -Falcor

Make up Artist: Natalia López de Quintana

“identity is important because it’s the one thing no one shares. Everyone is completely different in that sense. Without identity, life would be predictable and boring.” -Remy

“Love yourself because you’re all you have at the end of the day." -Remy

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