At the end of Black History Month, The Vine students started discussing how they can use their differences from their lives, backgrounds, and cultures to be stronger together. For our project, we started by spending an afternoon matching our skin tones to different types of paint colors like cinnamon, caramel, beige, chocolate, etc. After we each matched our skin tones, we used primary colors to mix together through handshakes to make new colors together.

The excitement in the room was palpable as they watched blue and red become purple, red and yellow become orange. As we finished the project, we thought throughout our differences can help each other when we are struggling. When one person is having a tough day, another can help them heal through a hug, kind words, or sharing some hot chips. We all have struggled this year but we are also all healing together too.