The year is 2008. I am sitting on the sofa, looking unusually contemplative for a child as I watch my father vacuum the carpet. My contemplation is not aimed at my father or myself, but rather a specific component of his outfit: his shoes.
The 21st-century has seen an explosion of social justice and activism, from Black Lives Matter to the Me Too movement, and the fashion industry is no different. This energetic push for change has seen a shift in the fashion industry with designers and models making a stand for causes ranging from women’s rights, climate change, and racial discrimination, perhaps it should come as no surprise since fashion has often served as a vehicle of protest throughout history.
It’s hard enough for two artists to create together as colleagues, but the challenge doubles when it’s a married couple. Husband and wife Micah and Whitney Stansell, residents of College Park, Georgia, are frequent collaborators and skilled artists who know a thing or two about creative differences.
Kids tend to have limitless expectations when it comes to deciding what they want to be when they grow up. Some say they would like to be world class chefs or the President of the United States. No role seems far fetched. Yet, as kids turn into adults, there are setbacks and challenges that tests their dedication to that dream. Some lose hope and change their plan, while others embrace these challenges with their eyes fixed on the prize. For entrepreneur Julia Collins, every roadblock and obstacle she encounters has only brought her closer to her dream.
In her latest pop single, “Motivation” break out star, Normani, produces a vivid nostalgic sound of the late 90’s early 2000’s era. In what can best be described as a masterful audio-video achievement, the music video for the single is a labor of love that pays homage to Normani’s childhood dreams in a way that is fun, sexy, energetic, and only the beginning of what this former girl group member is capable of.
The year 2019 is quickly coming to a close, and we still don’t have flying cars, a confirmed cure for cancer, or many other innovations that citizens of the past dreamed would be a part of our lives by now. What we have instead is an abundance of facial recognition technology that some people believe puts our security at risk. Ewa Nowak is one of those people.