Wearing: 3.1 Phillip Lim Metallic Tassel Clutch | Forever 21 Graphic Tee | H&M Blazer
Photography by Eric Puschak
Shot in New Center Detroit
Now that it is officially Spring and with May almost here, it is time to make room for new things. That goes for not only my wardrobe but life as a whole and there are new things happening in my life. Like...... being asked to speak on a panel brunch for young girls aged 12-18 for a local girls organization. I am beyond excited to speak on this panel for a couple reasons: firstly, the panel discussion is about Passion, Purpose and Power in my career/creative field; and secondly, I have always wanted to give back to my Detroit community of young black girls by giving them inspiring words that can help them on their paths. As a young girl myself growing up on the eastside of Detroit, I always sought out creative outlets and inspiring figures that were doing amazing things with their lives. Growing up in the city before all the new rebuild and opportunities, resources were little to none so this opportunity to speak to young girls now is huge and very important to me. It is so important that the younger generations have outlets and resources to be inspired to be the next wave of advancement, creativity and movement.
My main hope is that these young girls walk away feeling anew with a fire within them, and start to believe that they too are young superwomen with dreams ready to take flight. If you're interested in learning more and want to register for the panel discussion, visit: http://www.memyselfanditeens.com/.