Nareasha Willis illustrates the millenniums of suffering in the African American community through fashion.

Fashion is not only used for self-expression but can be an influential way of sending a message to those around you, as a means of continuing a much-needed conversation or promoting an ideal. Nareasha Willis has begun a social justice movement that cultivates a message essential to the times, all while using fashion for her medium. In other words, Nareasha creates true fashion statements, clothing with a message. For Nareasha, designing has become a way in which she shares a narrative involving the lack of voice and representation which the African American community receives from the companies which dominate the fashion industry world. She gave a candid interview of how being culturally aware can be weaved into conversations, one piece at a time.

Photos by Mary Soniea Momon

Stylist Dougie Newton 

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