With everything shifting this year because of the pandemic, the fashion industry has made sure to change and adapt to the current circumstances. Instead of the normal insane crowds for fashion week, Paris looked a little different this fall. While some designers opted for virtual runway shows, others still decided to hold intimate gatherings of their new collections, of course, with strict guidelines on distancing and mask-wearing.
“It was confusing at first, I was like I have the drive. I have the energy…’why not me?’”
-Chef Kia Damon
Chef Kia Damon, also known as Kia Cooks, said it took her a while to figure out why people weren’t taking her seriously in the world of culinary arts at the very beginning of her career in Florida.
“No one saw me as anyone serious and it was really confusing for me at first because I had the drive and the energy to do it, so why not me? It took a little while to be like ‘oh okay’ it's because I’m a Black woman, and that’s weird for a lot of people,” she explained.
“Streetwear in its current form is the offspring of 1970s and 1980s U.S. hip-hop and punk, of skateboarding, surfing, street fashion, sportswear, and of casualwear movements that rose to prominence globally in the 1990s and thereafter. It venerates maverick individuality,” stated Cameron Laux from an article on designed, BBC’s culture section.
More than 690 million people go hungry around the world each night, according to the Action Against Hunger’s website. Due to the pandemic and the instability of jobs, Feeding Americasays more than 54 million Americans may be experiencing food insecurity. This is a serious problem that we are facing. To combat the issue and aid those in need, a global charity called Canstruction is making a fun way to donate and help local food banks around the world.
“...With her portraits, she focuses intimately on the intersection of women and the significance of encountering one another. Her process of creating is done in hopeful, clumsy defiance of a culture of rampant dehumanization.”This is how Artist and Painter Erica Elan Ciganek is described on the Arts Council for Long Beach, California’s website.