YOU CURIOUS ABOUT YOUR SKIN?
it does besides contain your insides?
it interacts with the rest of your body as well as your feelings
you are the color you are?
everyone’s finger nails are the same color?
We boldly assert that learning the answers
to those questions (and many more) will amaze you and profoundly
influence your self-concept
as well as your perception of other people.
Under our skins all of us Human Beings are
the same colors: we have white bones, pink
brown livers, and we bleed red. Why we have
different colors on the surfaces of our bodies is the amazing ability
live in the large variety
all over this Earth.
But those skin colors are NOT the often-cited
categories of Yellow (like canaries?) or
Black (like eagles?)
or White (like doves?) or Red
No – all our skins,
no matter where our ancestors lived, are
in the group of colors called Earth
Tones – a
large variety of browns from very intense
to very pale, with undertones of
pink and blue. These are beautiful hues that
also occur in many of the woods, rocks, nuts,
grains, and sea shells with whom we
That makes us all related – to each
other and to this Earth we share.
This is a phenomenon we call Kindred Colors.
HOW CAN YOU EXPERIENCE THIS RELATEDNESS?
— with our inter-active exhibit that includes
not only Earth Toned natural objects but also mirrors that reflect
how you and the other viewers
are color-connected – to each other
and to the objects that you can handle in
But this KindredCOLORS exhibit is
just a Prelude – a
Warm-Up Act to our explanation of the Biology of Human Skin – its
amazing functions, vital importance, and its variety of colors even
To share this scientific explanation we compiled a binder and recorded a 2CD audio album so YOU can read and hear what we learned, and
reach the same conclusion we did — that viewed from a biological
perspective every person’s skin is awesome and (we agreed)
is BEAUTIFUL” became the title of our
biological explanation – but that meant we had to explore the
concept of beauty.
First, we ‘discarded’ concepts that are contrived for
commercial motives, which are usually very unnatural, and often oppressive.
This exploration was so profound and such fun we decided to BEGIN
the Book and CDs with our individually-authored essays and poems
our observations-of and experiences-with beauty.
– students and staff at the Roland Hayes School of Music,
a Boston public high school that partners with The Madison
Park Technical Vocational High School and The
O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science,
all in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
WHAT are our book and CD album called ?
Beauty – What
is Beautiful and Why?
and Appreciating Your Skin - its Functions, Importance, and Color.
The result we gained from examining these topics was the ability
to discuss the awkward topic of Skin Color in depth with honesty
and a healthy curiosity.
This led to increased respect-for and appreciation-of our
individual selves and each other. We could recognize and
about people’s skin color that have been contrived and inflamed
to create and further political, economic, and social agendas – all
over the world.
know that negative stereotypes of “race” and “beauty” are
unjustifiable, trivial, and limiting.
know that good and bad people come in every color, as do smart
and dumb people.
know that pride in your color and ancestry can lead to confidence
and empowerment, as well as the enjoyment of our commonalities,
our diversities, and our collectivity.
invite you to tour this website
to learn how you too can obtain the knowledge,
and then awareness & pleasure that EVERYONE
is BEAUTIFUL and that we are all related
to each other and to the Earth we share because we are all KindredCOLORS.
ambition is to inspire and enable real
and lasting personal-pride-in and mutual-respect-among people. Our procedure is
to recognize barriers to that pride and respect, and then devise
materials, events, and processes that use science
and artful-interactions as tools to bring people together in a positive
and comfortable atmosphere conducive to sharing-with and
caring-for each other.
EisB logo is a shortened version of our declaration that Everyone