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Lacey Woodroof
the more you know - rosa parks

the more you know - rosa parks

she’s often painted as a timid seamstress who quietly refused when asked to change seats for a white man, but rosa louise mccauley parks was in fact an educated and seasoned civil rights activist who’d already spent a lifetime challenging white supremacy. by the time of the montgomery bus boycott, she’d served as a secretary and youth counselor for the naacp, worked tirelessly for justice for black women victims of white brutality and sexual violence, fought for the freedom of jeremiah reeves and other wrongfully convicted black men, and pushed for the desegregation of public spaces. she wasn’t new to...

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Lacey Woodroof
poolside pride - a slim aarons-inspired celebration

poolside pride - a slim aarons-inspired celebration

on june 28th, 1969, new york city’s stonewall inn was raided. with the throwing of what is referred to as “the shot glass that was heard around the world,” marsha p. johnson began what would be a series of riots and protests that catapulted the LGBTQ awareness movement to a new level, empowering others to stand up for their civil rights. the following year, on the anniversary of the stonewall riots, demonstrations in major cities across the US began. parades and demonstrations promoted visibility of the LGBTQ community, helped raise awareness of AIDS and gained support for marriage equality. media coverage...

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designer spotlight - 7115 by szeki

designer spotlight - 7115 by szeki

every 7115 piece is designed in new york (and now copenhagen!) and expertly crafted in small batches by their in-house production studio in guangzhou city, china. because szeki owns 100% of her production outright, she controls every step of the garment-making process from the first cut. her production studio is a well-appointed space, and her mom (so awesome!) is her production manager. szeki's sustainability approach encompasses crafting well-made clothes that rarely need replacing, limiting excess waste, and sourcing fibers that are both environmentally and animal friendly. she's currently repurposing fabric scraps into reusable masks, and she's always looking for ways to improve...

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black HERstory - symone shaw

black HERstory - symone shaw

WORDS TO LIVE BY:“Present. Patient. Peaceful.” I love to be truly present in every moment. It took a while for me to learn how to be patient but everyone’s journey in life moves at a different speed and I learned to be so content with having patience regarding my aspirations and the process they require to achieve them.

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