when i first created politics & fashion, i decided to focus on serious issues: world affairs, social justice and race all from a progressive lens. of course, there was a fashion and interior design post here and there, but i was hyper-focused on balancing both ideas. i’d spent a very intense few years as a community organizer and was conditioned to believe that beauty and fashion were trivial and too superficial for a platform. although i see fashion as art, this conditioning, as well as personal insecurities i’m sure, prevented me from featuring my personal style on my very personal blog. a contradiction fueled by some sort of fashion ptsd.
thankfully, i fully embraced a renewed sense of self last year and decided to create my first weekend wear series. fashion is serious and even in the face of criticism from former comrades, i’m unapologetic about my love. the revolution might not be televised, but it can be well-dressed.
thanks for rocking with politics & fashion in 2014 — i’m sending positive vibes for 2015!