Humans of Canton

Shian Earlington, 2019

“There’s a lot of figures I look up to in life, but specifically my mom. Because she taught me not to put up with anybody’s BS and to speak my mind and know who I am.

“If everyone would listen to me, even for the smallest second, I would just say hug it out. Even if you hate the person, or you’re in a little beef, or a little… I don’t know.  Just, just hug it out.  And just accept one another at the end of the day. At the end of the day, we’re all human. We all bleed blood, red blood, and we all cry the same salty tears.

“Peace Out.”

INTERVIEW and PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANGELA TODD