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What Are You Choosing To Shine Your Light On?

On July 21st, over 200 Bloggers, Influencers, and other Creatives, gathered in Charlotte, North Carolina for Ignite Your Influence 2019. Valerie Eguavoen, creator of ON A CURVE and founder of YOU BELONG NOW, delivered a Keynote address and asked the question, “When you do ignite your influence, what are you choosing to shine your light on?”

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Two Black Girls Living In Color

I often find myself in a combative state with the world, raising the issues that affect us, challenging the status quo and advocating on our behalf - all things which I will continue to do, but I’ve found that it’s just as important for me to celebrate the beauty, joy, diversity, life, style and grace of Black Women.

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Celebrating A New Spring Season With Phenomenal Women

I had the opportunity to photograph almost all the women in attendance and I’m so happy to share their portraits with you. All of these women are beautiful, unique and most importantly, sharing their wonderful gifts in the communities they live in.

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If Gucci and Prada Are Serious About Creating an Intentional Pathway for Black Children in America, Fashion Scholarships and Diversity Trainings Won’t Cut It. Here is Why.

Examining 1) the role the school-to-prison pipeline plays in the lack of diversity in the fashion industry and beyond and 2) the steps global fashion houses can take to address these problems at the root.

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The Segregation of Moral Concerns Remains the Affliction of Our Democracy

If we truly want to honor Dr. King, we ought to unhinge ourselves from the rosy pictures of his dreams and face the reality of the nightmare we are living in caused by our “failure to make democracy real.”

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NYFW Hit The Curves Running, And I'm Not Over It.

The fashion industry has no justification for excluding plus size bodies on it's runways and in it's campaigns. With the rise of the plus size "fast fashion" market, talented plus size models represented around the country, and a growing community of plus size content creators and influencers, representation at New York Fashion Week is long overdue.

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RACISM IS YOUNG

I offer that the largest hate-gathering we have seen in decades occurred on Nov. 8th 2016, when the combined efforts of white-supremacist groups and individuals, extremist-right voter suppression laws, and a contested election outcome, put over 60 million votes behind a president that ran on a platform of hatred, bigotry, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and extreme-nationalism. 

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