An exploration of self-identity, creative directed by NATIVE 11 Alum Mowalola, exclusively for The Rebel Issue

Creative Direction: Mowalola Ogunlesi

Photography: Rhea Dillon

Words: Odunsi

Hair: Virginie P Moreira + Issac Poleon

Make Up: Jessica Taylor

dark eyes, dark roots, dark past.

my dark, dark skin is the reason,

YOU & i,

have been on our toes and,

everybody knows.

it is different when you have to,

learn to love.

when you hear otherwise but,

have to perceive.

when you see otherwise but,

have to believe.

but i think i’m finally here,

finally in my skin.

there’s nowhere i’d rather be