"I released the first batch of Moreno Morena almost one year ago on Twitter without having much expectation for it. A couple hours after tweeting the four layouts, it started to get traction, becoming an overnight sensation in all essence of the term. Strangers were retweeting it, expressing their support and even desire to join the cause. The response was overwhelming, which gave me all the more reason to continue the project. I'm grateful I'm able to portray dark skin in a way that resonates with so many people. Growing up, I wasn't able to see many portrayals of dark-skinned people like me that makes me feel the way Moreno Morena does. I'm just glad I have this chance to maybe change enough minds so that future generations will know only pride when it comes to how they look."