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+ Carey J. King

The In His Skin Project Series now presents an exchange of words with Carey J. King:

 001: What is your name and where do you currently reside?

C -  My name is Carey James King, I currently reside in Charlotte, NC.

002:  Who influences your life the most? 

C - I'd say that my grandparents were/are my biggest influences in my life. 

003: What is your purpose in life?

C - To be completely honest, I'm still searching for my purpose. 

004: What are your thoughts on the place that black men hold in society? 

C - I feel like black men are still looked down upon in today's society. No matter how much good we do, we're still looked at as thugs, gangbangers, drug dealers, etc.. It's rather frustrating.

005: What do you hope for people to gather from your work? 

C - I hope that people look at my work and see that there are so many different ways to view life.

006: How has love helped you become a stronger man? 

C - Hmm, this is a tricky one.. I believe that love has taught me to be more patient and understanding. Thus, making me a stronger person.

007:  When did you realize that you were comfortable in your own skin? 

C - I became comfortable in my skin when I stopped listening to what other had to say in regards to who I am, who I should be, what I should be doing.

008: What do you love most about being a man of color? 

C - I love everything about my blackness. It's hard to pinpoint a specific thing.

009: Name some lessons that a woman has taught you. . . 

C - That it's alright to cry. It's alright to show your emotions. That you don't always have to keep your pain and frustrations hidden.