During New York Fashion Week, the FANM DJANM team hosted a brunch to celebrate the sisterhood of some amazing Black women…It was a gloomy day in New York City, but atop the Refinery hotel, under the sky light, these women shone bright.Read More
Valerie Eguavoen joins Fohr CEO, James Nord, for a discussion on the continuing issues of diversity and inclusion in the influencer industry, the role privilege plays, and the importance of continuing conversations of change.Read More
What Folks Wore (WFW) is a joint street style project by sisters Valerie @onacurve and Vanessa @vannyetal. Follow @whatfolkswore on instagram. Valerie is based on the east coast and Vanessa is based on the west coast.Read More
I’ve always wondered why many influencers make the decision to insulate their blogs and social media platforms from discussions on politics, race relations, women’s rights, poverty, etc.Read More
I know I’m late to the Oprah Super Soul Conversations Podcast, but I figure it’s never too late to get a good thing. Lesson 10: If you don’t transform your suffering, you will transmit it to the world.Read More
If I could be the force to the girl who feels powerless, for she was made fragile from the stares and sneers.
If I could be the healing to the girl whose body has been whipped with words...
"The most precious thing I have now is the most precious thing I had then – my own curiosity. That is the thing I knew, even in the classroom, they could not take from me.” – Ta-Nehisi CoatesRead More
I am a plus size blogger and I identify as one, but it seemed some readers had a problem with that.Read More
Victoria is 27 years old, and a talented aesthetics consultant and jewelry designer from Greensboro NC. We met almost a year ago at a Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate career day program, “a Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools support program designed to improve the achievement of students of color with mentoring.”Read More
Hundreds of black women and other women of color express their frustrations on this topic every single day...Our voices are out there, but they are not being heard. That is, until today.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This September, Essence kicked-off New York Fashion Week with the third annual Essence Street Style Block Party.Read More
These are images from the Black Lives Matter protest July 9th 2016. People please listen, no matter what the headlines say today or tomorrow or next week, WE ARE NOT OVER IT! Please stay on this message, stay engaged, and stay active.Read More