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Mass School Shooting, but Make It Fashion
This year's New York Fashion Week was mostly a peaceful parade of beautiful and interesting clothes. Mostly. Bstroy, a highly acclaimed streetwear brand's Spring 2020 collection is making waves, but not for the reasons fashion brands usually do. Brick Owens and Duey Catorze of Bstroy decided that along with the typical sweats and tees, they would share sweatshirts bearing the names of four mass school shootings, including Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and Stoneman Douglass.
Your Favorite Feminists Were Trash
Your favorite feminist “founders” are trash. That’s right. I said it. On #WomensEqualityDay, the day the nation celebrates the 171st anniversary of the first major convention for women’s rights at Seneca Falls, and the 99th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, I say that Susan B. Anthony and her crew were trash.
Were Your Jeans Created by a Sexual Assault Victim?
Work. It is a fact of life and has been called inherently humanizing. Whether we like your job or not, we all agree that we have to work. But what happens when the job you have frequently puts you at risk for sexual harassment and sexual assault?
What Is Up With White Men and Mass Shootings?
This story has been updated following the recent 2019 Mass Shootings. I am going to come out and address the proverbial elephant in the mass shooting room: what is up with all of the White guys committing mass shootings?
Let That Sh*t Go: A Tribute to Toni Morrison
Today, Toni Morrison transitioned from living legend to ancestor. As a writer, a book nerd, a creative, and as a Black Woman, I am in mourning. The world is in mourning, and a simple social media scroll is proof of that. This woman, with her wits and words, captivated generations of us and made us laugh, cry, but most importantly, made us think.
Forever 21 Is Sending Plus-Size Shoppers Atkins Bars
So many of us enjoy some good online shopping, especially at our favorite store's sites. But just imagine after spending your hard-earned cash and scoring some pieces only to receive your new goodies accompanied by something additional that reflected the brand's judgment on your body.
Beyoncé Just GIFTed You the Album of the Summer
I am just going to come out and say it: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter literally gifted us the music of the summer. The curated and produced album that now bears a historic place in the Beyoncé canon is The Lion King: The Gift, which was recently released and, if we are honest, the whole project slaps. I have been listening to it nonstop to be honest, and I have no shame. Why should I have any, when music from the continents of Africa and America collide in such a beautiful and expressive way? It is a musical love letter to Africa, featuring artists from Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa.
Why this Major American Designer Chose to Produce Her New Line in Flint, Michigan
When Tracy Reese took a break from New York Fashion Week last February to focus on making her business more sustainable, she also quietly diversified her design portfolio, creating United Airlines uniforms for the female flight attendants and customers service representatives that will debut 2020.
The Truth Behind Nike Pulling the Flag Sneakers
Nike is back into the public sphere with its latest decision to pull one of their shoe designs. Nike's now pulled design, the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July, an Americana-inspired design that featured the original American flag believed to have been created by Betsy Ross, was released in time for Independence Day.