I am a fashion activist, intersectional feminist, and body positive educator. Everything I do I try to make a reflection of what I believe in, which is an industry that is reflective of its consumers. As someone from multiple underrepresented communities, I understand the importance of inclusivity and the lack thereof in the fashion industry, education, and society at large. My passion lies in creating equal representation of marginalized people in fashion and popular culture through my work as a writer and educator.
WHAT I'VE DONE
I received a Bachelor of Arts in Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles from Washington State University. During my time as an undergraduate, I was heavily involved in activism on campus, including the formation of #WakeUpWSU, which was ranked #5 in "Top 10 Black student activism in 2016" by Huffington Post. I also performed as a spoken word artist at numerous events including the renowned Shades of Black Show. I was awarded the 2016 Woman of Distinction award by WSU President's Status on the Commission of Women, as well as created the first plus-size collection in my program. Throughout my time as an undergraduate, I made it my goal to make a difference and leave a positive impact on my university.
WHAT I DO
I am currently a freelance writer, instructor, and advisor for BFA Fashion Design students at Parsons School of Design. I graduated with a Master of Arts in Fashion Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies from The New School Parsons School of Design in 2018. I focused my research on the ways that marginalized folks use fashion to communicate, embody, and perform their identity. My writing has covered feminism, beauty, music, entertainment, identity, and culture. I am continuously searching for opportunities to make a difference as a first generation scholar, woman of color, and fashion activist.