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Dear Fashion Industry: Love Me Back.

Both the fashion industry and being plus size have had an effect on me from early on. I specifically remember being about 11 years old, out shopping with my family. We were at Gap in Times Square and nothing would fit me. I started crying in the fitting room and just remember feeling so ashamed […]

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Fuck You Fashion Industry

by Shelbi (@fuckyeahshelbi) Dear Fashion Industry, Growing up as a little fat black girl looking at magazines, watching runway shows, shopping in the mall, I literally never saw anyone who looked like me. My style had to be so different & unique because I had to get whatever I could find that fit & make […]

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Dear Fashion Industry: You Continue to Play it Safe

by Nya My junior and senior year of high school, I took a fashion design class. Honestly, I just looked at the class as an elective with no real intention of wanting to work in the industry like some of my fellow classmates. I’d for sure thought about it a few times, but overall, I […]

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Breonna Taylor, A Gemini Just Like Me

By Mangbe Editor: Lia James Say her name. Breonna Taylor.  Her life mattered. Mine does too.  I want to scream out loud. Because as a Black woman, I feel perpetually unheard. And that makes me want to scream even louder. On May 30th, at the NYC protest downtown, an officer elbowed me on my side […]

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An Honest Conversation with No White Saviors

[0:55] Blossom, Unplug: Ok amazing. So Hi guys, my name is Blossom or I guess, my indigenous, traditional name, whatever you want to call it, is Dauchi and I’m currently in Lagos, Nigeria. But my people are from Southeastern Nigeria. My tribe is Igbo, and I attend Barnard College along with the founder of Unplug […]

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