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The Skin Deep EXPERIENCE. RETHINK. CONNECT | Posting about the experiences we create exploring human connection. Creators of {THE AND}, {THE AND} Card Games, The Dig, The Window and Senior Orientation.

Creators of {THE AND}, The Dig, The Window and Senior Orientation.

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Discover 199 heart-opening questions to help you get to know your romantic interest on a deeper level. {THE AND} Dating ...
23/10/2020

Discover 199 heart-opening questions to help you get to know your romantic interest on a deeper level. {THE AND} Dating Edition will help you catalyze more meaningful conversation with your newfound connections in a fun and contemplative way. Shop now with shop.theskindeep.com/dating

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There's something to learn from every conversation, and that goes for relationships, too. We want to know: what gift did...
23/10/2020

There's something to learn from every conversation, and that goes for relationships, too. We want to know: what gift did a past relationship give you? (You can find this question and many more in {THE AND} Dating Edition, available with shop.theskindeep.com/dating)
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[Image Description: A hot pink background with a white border and a small lightning bolt icon at top center reads (in white text): "What is your favorite memory from your worst relationship?"]

Something sparked that "yes", and we'd love to know what. Share why you accepted in the comments. You can find this ques...
22/10/2020

Something sparked that "yes", and we'd love to know what. Share why you accepted in the comments. You can find this question and many more in {THE AND} Dating Edition, available with shop.theskindeep.com/dating
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[Image Description: A female with strawberry blond hair in soft focus is holding a THE AND card up to the camera with her hand. The card is white with a black border and reads "Why'd you agree to go on our first date?"]

22/10/2020


Dancer Misty Copeland (@mistyonpointe) and Choreographer and Artistic Director Kyle Abraham (@aimbykyleabraham), friends for seven years, joined us in the studio and shared how important the respect, admiration and support they share for one another is as they work to leave their marks on the world as incredibly talented artists.


A.I.M by Kyle Abraham
Celebrate A.I.M Homecoming Week with Kyle Abraham and Misty Copeland! Visit givergy.us/aimhomecoming to learn more. To learn more about A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, visit www.aimbykyleabraham.org.
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Twitter | https://twitter.com/AIMxKyleAbraham/

We asked you to share how the ways you cope may have changed, and our community came through. Here are some of the many ...
21/10/2020

We asked you to share how the ways you cope may have changed, and our community came through. Here are some of the many inspiring and encouraging reflections on resilience you shared with us.
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[Image Description: Five slides of white text on a black background answer the question "How has your definition of resilience changed over time?". They read: "Over time, I've learned being resilient doesn't necessarily shield me from life's obstacles. It just means that I'm aware that life is complicated and I'm able to face it head-on. I'll keep going and going and going, adapting as needed because I'm more powerful than my struggles.", " Less overextending and overworking
to prove that I am strong and more taking
the time to rest and reflect on my strength.", " It-is-what-it-is mentality, no grey areas. Understanding that as much as I am a warrior and will get through anything, being vulnerable is also resilience, and I give myself mandatory breaks when I feel the shift, not just soldiering on.", "For me, resilience is acknowledging what I am feeling versus numbing it away. It's allowing the pain to be felt, but not be of it or identify it. It is shining light on my wounds or scars with compassion. Because I know that thanks to them I am here. I have learned so much through the trials and tribulations. Each one has brought me closer to my true self and personal power.”, and “Resilience can grow and it can grow from a level of pain I never knew I could suffer from. Its changed my life. Before, resilience felt different - more simple. Now, it’s raw and real. It’s an everyday fight, instead of just a gentle reminder that I’m still here.”.]

21/10/2020


Michele and Dave have been married for 16 years. Learn how a healthy dose of laughter, a bit of balance — and being each other's motorcycle ride-or-die helps keeps their relationship rolling. Enjoy their full clip now on IGTV. Special thanks to @bhivecoworking for providing us with an amazing space for our Connecticut production earlier this year.

19/10/2020

It’s been three years since Krystal and Steven ended their relationship and they've barely spoken. Listen in as they vulnerably explore the love they once shared, the cheating, the lying — and the truth — as they explore the aftermath of their break-up in this US ILLUMINATED episode, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all major podcast platforms at https://geni.us/UsIlluminated-01

Ben and Sidra have a conversation about the current phase of their marriage: parenthood. After months of sleeping in sep...
19/10/2020

Ben and Sidra have a conversation about the current phase of their marriage: parenthood. After months of sleeping in separate beds, Ben talks about feeling disconnected from Sidra and what it means for their love, in this US ILLUMINATED episode, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all major podcast platforms. Listen for free with https://geni.us/UsIlluminated-03

16/10/2020

Listen in as Johnny and Khalil, two former inmates, share stories of incarceration — both the trauma and the triumph — as they sit down to reflect on their experiences in prison...and since they've been free in the latest US ILLUMINATED episode, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all major podcast platforms with https://geni.us/UsIlluminated-02

16/10/2020


Dad Almah shares a sweet conversation with his 7-year-old daughter Shay that spans slime, glitter...and how to best explain the difference (if any) between the sexes. Enjoy their the full {THE AND} on IGTV.

Cali, you're up! {THE AND} is looking for participants available in Los Angeles between November 12-16th to be a part of...
15/10/2020

Cali, you're up! {THE AND} is looking for participants available in Los Angeles between November 12-16th to be a part of our West Coast production. To take part, simply apply with https://www.theskindeep.com/the-and/production-calendar/la/mar-2020

[Image Description: A black background features the outline of the state of California in white, with the words, "OPEN CALL, THE AND, California" and smaller type with the words, "Covid-19 Compliant" next to a face mask and the dates of November 12-16th to the right of it next to a small calendar icon. ]

14/10/2020


Meet Kirin and Javed (who meet for the first time in their {THE AND} blind date) and learn how seduction might just start with "30 seconds of awkward eyes..., neck...and then I'll figure it out." Enjoy their full conversation on IGTV.

Join us as we share and illuminate humanity through intimate audio recordings. Us Illuminated - a new podcase from THE S...
14/10/2020

Join us as we share and illuminate humanity through intimate audio recordings. Us Illuminated - a new podcase from THE SKIN DEEP, coming October 16th. Sign up with https://geni.us/UsIlluminated

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14/10/2020

An entirely new format, and an extremely intimate way to experience even more from {THE AND}. Introducing US ILLUMINATED: a new podcast from THE SKIN DEEP, coming October 16th Sign up to subscribe and never miss an episode with https://geni.us/UsIlluminated

THE SKIN DEEP is proud to present an exciting new way to reflect on the rich spectrum of human emotion - in an entirely ...
13/10/2020

THE SKIN DEEP is proud to present an exciting new way to reflect on the rich spectrum of human emotion - in an entirely new audio format. Introducing: Us Illuminated - a new podcast that invites all who enter to lean into deep listening...and learning. Coming October 16.

Subscribe now to never miss an episode with https://geni.us/UsIlluminated

[Image Description: A light teal background features the words US ILLUMINATED in white (with a silhouette of two faces in profile).]

12/10/2020

Alexa and Parker's upbringing in a strict religious community inspired many of you to share your own stories and experiences, as you contributed invaluably to our community's culture of deep listening and learning. Watch their full session here: bit.ly/AlexaParker

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09/10/2020


Siblings Carissa and Devin share a passionate conversation about their differing political outlooks and how a bit of personal development might be needed when it comes to seeing other peoples' point of view. Watch their full conversation with https://bit.ly/CarissaDevin

09/10/2020


In this excerpt from THE WINDOW, a project from THE SKIN DEEP archives, we meet the people closest to Khalil, a man detained by immigration for 6 months. After the community and those closest to him rallied to create a letter-writing campaign defending his character, the sheer "quantity and quality" of the letters ultimately convince d the judge to release him. See more of Khalil's incredible story with THE WINDOW, available at youtube.com/theskindeep.

Look at conflict from a new perspective and work through what’s holding you (or a relationship) back with {THE AND} Heal...
07/10/2020

Look at conflict from a new perspective and work through what’s holding you (or a relationship) back with {THE AND} Healing Edition, available now with shop.theskindeep.com/healing

[Image Description: A woman's hand is holding a THE AND card in front of a setting sun in a verdant park. The card is white and reads " What is the hidden gift of our biggest conflict?"]

With a momentous election just days away, we're curious how our community relates to their home country — and how they d...
07/10/2020

With a momentous election just days away, we're curious how our community relates to their home country — and how they describe it to others. Share below in the comments.

[Image Description: Black text on a white background reads: How do you describe your relationship to your country to others?]

Restore, reconcile and repair — especially if a relationship is struggling or strained — with {THE AND} Healing Edition ...
06/10/2020

Restore, reconcile and repair — especially if a relationship is struggling or strained — with {THE AND} Healing Edition - available now with shop.theskindeep.com/healing

[Image Description: The bright green box of THE AND Healing Edition cards sits nestled in lush grass.]

Sisters Layla and Yasmine share their insecurities and hopes for one another in their {THE AND} session, available with ...
05/10/2020

Sisters Layla and Yasmine share their insecurities and hopes for one another in their {THE AND} session, available with http://bit.ly/LaylaYasmine

[Image Description: Black text on a white background reads " I want you to believe you're breathtaking and walk that way, and exist that way." in quotation marks, as said by THE AND participant Yasmine.]

04/10/2020


Partners Levina and Caleb share a tender moment as Caleb reveals how the assault Levina was a victim of still makes him angry, while she shares how the event helped her discover greater empathy for what it is to be a woman in the world today.

02/10/2020


Andrew and Jerrold share a sweet moment as they discuss how many times a week they would ideally make love, and how being married has made so much more seem totally doable.

02/10/2020


Partners Alina and Anastasia share how their intimate life is made better by good communication, checking in with each other...and having a laugh when things go wrong.

02/10/2020


Partners Alina and Anastasia share how their intimate life is made better by good communication, checking in with each other...and having a laugh when things go wrong. Watch their full conversation with http://bit.ly/AnastasiaAlina

01/10/2020

Three of our team flew to Atlanta. A fourth team member met them there. It was our first production in six months, and one hell of an experience. We can't wait to share more. {THE AND} Atlanta is officially a WRAP.

Didn't catch us in Georgia? You can still participate in your own {THE AND} online experience!  We're looking for anybod...
30/09/2020

Didn't catch us in Georgia? You can still participate in your own {THE AND} online experience! We're looking for anybody and everybody interested in sharing a meaningful conversation with each other — and the world. Apply now with theskindeep.com/the-and-online

30/09/2020

We came. We filmed. We covered our faces. {THE AND} cameras rolled for the first time in 6 months, and we can't wait to share what we were so fortunate to experience with you all soon. We love you, Atlanta.

Nosa likens his experience with {THE AND} to an "emotional spa" after sharing a session with his daughter, Noë. Enjoy th...
28/09/2020

Nosa likens his experience with {THE AND} to an "emotional spa" after sharing a session with his daughter, Noë. Enjoy their full conversation with https://bit.ly/NoeNosa

[Image Description: White type on a black background reads: My daughter and I were privileged to be invited to participate in an interview with {THE AND}. I liken it to an "emotional spa". In this era of Covid-19 wherein many families are sadly unable to meet physically, being able to open up and bond via video conference — guided by very interesting and piercing questions — is a very cathartic experience.]

Friends Kierra and Jason shared a wonderful, open conversation with {THE AND} online that lead to real change applied in...
24/09/2020

Friends Kierra and Jason shared a wonderful, open conversation with {THE AND} online that lead to real change applied in their shared workplace. Watch the conversation that started it all with http://bit.ly/KeirraJason

{Image Description: White type on a black background reads: Since this experience I have stepped out of my shell. I've been more vulnerable with people outside my inner circle. Like sharing this video with my coworkers...normally, I believe work and personal should be separate, but felt this conversation was too important to not share. Since then, my department had a Social Justice chat. It was a safe space where we could discuss things bothering us, racial injustice being the focal topic. There were visible reservations and discomfort but ultimately the goal was achieved. I'd like to think that Jason and I sparked this dialogue. Thank you so much for allowing us to have a genuine conversation via your beautiful platform.]

21/09/2020


Polyamorous couple Jazmin and Justin share a no-holds-barred conversation about sex — including who does what particular skill best— in their {THE AND} moment, available now on IGTV.

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My decks arrived. I cant wait to play. I hope the friends edition is restocked soon.
My husband and i played last night while having our date night at home this week and it was wonderful, thought provoking, and we really enjoyed the questions we were able to get through before our kids crashed date night! Thanks!
This looks like sumthin we wud enjoy especially during this quarantine...is their a discount code
Would it be possible to get a refund in the game I order two months ago and never received? I’ve been attempting to reach out but I keep getting answers for my order number and then nothing. Is this a scam?
Hello. I am from South Africa and I saw that you had a residency project run around 2016. I wanted to know if you are still persuing that and how does one get involved. Thank You.
YOU HAVE GREAT VIDEOS.
I ordered on april 28th and got a email saying my cards shipped on the 28th. I got a delivery date of may 7th however i still have NOT received my cards and the tracking hasn't been updated since may 4th. I would like a refund as this product dis not arrive when it was expected and i still haven't gotten them. Highly upset about this.
Excited to get my cards in the mail!
I just got it in the mail yesterday. It was a very great game to play. I encouraged my friends to get it. You have to be open minded and able to communicate when playing it. If you're going in guarded and defensive, it won't work.
Not sure what set of cards I should get. I’ve been dating this guy for 2 months. We aren’t in a relationship but we are working towards that and still getting to know each other. Which set should I get?
Can’t order bundles even though they advertise a discount. Can only order individually and pay triple amount in shipping. Then they don’t respond to emails about it. Horrible custody service. So disappointed in this company. 😞
What deck is used for exes?