Webitorial: Earthy Textures by Mark Clennon

“We Are Fluent”

by Tayllor Johnson

Naturally defying gravity and

Constructing halos of history

was always an innate skill

Stretching from our origin story

Twisting in and out of tradition­­­−freestyling  

Conceiving new colors in sunlight without permission

Was never a fact worth questioning

Through our peaks and valleys

Hues and cues

Surrounding our ears

Dripping from our necks

and kissing our foreheads…

it is in our breath

from our hands

to the crown of our heads

that know it to be effortless

Only when lost in translation

Does our nature become hardship

Earthy Textures (Cover Story of Issue 006)

Featuring models Olivia Stewart, Fatou Thiam, & Nereyda Bird

Photography by Mark Clennon

Assistants: Steven Johnson & Rashida Zagon

Makeup by Chauncey Smith

Styling by Amanda Moore-Karim

Assistant: Bejide Long