During my high school years, I have been viewed primarily as a skin color, rather than a person. Because my melanin was a few shades too dark to fit me into the realm of white privilege, the only thing I was seen as was an outlier. My color was something most students in high school became distracted by forgetting that I also had an identity that extends far past just my skin color. As I do proudly identify as African American, I am more than just a color, and I will never be dehumanized as such again. For those who struggle with this, specifically people of color, I have been here and will continue to extend my support and encouragement that you are much more than just a color. That may be a part of who you are, however it does not completely define WHO you are. We all deserve better and I am here to make sure you are treated as such. I am Brittany Griffin, confident, loving, responsible, beautiful, and proudly African American! Now I ask, Who are you?