This is the final episode of season three of Talking About Clothes. In it, I talk about how the hardest part of this whole year-long project was showing up everyday and doing the thing I showed up to do. And also, how after a transformative year (which this year of The Self-Made Wardrobe Project certainly was), there’s no going back to the way things were before. That year changed how I related to my clothes in fundamental ways.
Thank you for revisiting this project with me, now I hope you’ll take some time to explore these remarkable Black creators and thinkers working in clothing-related fields. Because Black lives matter. And these creators are doing incredible things.
In Style, Handmade Style & Sewing
- Brittany Diego is a celebrity stylist and fashion consultant. She also hosts the Fashion School Dropout Podcast. Website: https://www.brittanytdiego.com/ Instagram: @brittanydiego Podcast: Fashion School Dropout
- Stephanie Thomas, the founder and CEO of Cur8able, is a disability fashion stylist, speaker, and consultant. Website: https://cur8able.com/ Podcast: Cur8able the Podcast Instagram: @disabilityfashionstylist
- Jasika Nicole, is an actress and also makes her entire wardrobe. Website: http://jasikanicole.com/ Instagram: @jasikaistrycurious
- Marcy Harriell, as she says in her IG bio, is an actor, singer, sewist, and merrymaker. Website: http://www.oonaballoona.com/ Instagram: @marcyharriell
- Black Girls Sew™ is “committed to making an impact on the lives of women and youth through education in sewing, design and entrepreneurship.” Instagram: @blackgirlssew
In Clothing Sustainability
- Dominique Drakeford, Founder of MelaninASS, and Co-Founder of Sustainable Brooklyn. In her own words, she “work[s] at the intersections of sustainability and style to heal our relationship to the Earth and spark equitable change for economic wellbeing.” Website: https://www.dominiquedrakeford.com/ Instagram: @dominiquedrakeford
- Aja Barber is a a writer and fashion consultant focusing on race, intersectional feminism, and fashion. Instagram: @ajabarber Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AjaBarber
In Fashion & History
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