The #BlackLivesMatter movement is not only a political statement to bring awareness to the injustices of brown women and men by police officers, but it is a lifestyle.
Wearing the names of lost ones on your back is a literally act for a quartet of magically women during #NYFW.
The vision and purpose of creating Slay for a Change came from combing my love for fashion with the issues I’m most passion about. -Shayla Hill
This experience was an eye opener for me. I learned that their is power in Sisterhood, as well as surrounding yourself with people that believe in you! With all that I say, ‘Soul Ain’t Dead!’– Kaye Washington, one of the women from the quartet and owner of Washington Ave.
The love and support that I have received within the past 24 hours is truly overwhelming. #slayforachange is truly a passion project that doesn't just end at #nyfw. My sister @apriljoi (who is also the director) and I are producing a documentary entitled, Fashion Weak. The film will not only follow the events of fashion week. It will also address the lack of diversity, cultural appropriation and the silence surrounding melanin issues within the fashion industry. It tells my story and perspective on my first love which is Fashion. Thank you again for all the love and let's keep reposting these images of Black Girl Magic, unity and sisterhood. #slayforachange Special thank you to @iamcurtis the filmmaker and to @apriljoi @slaymskaye @thefancygoddess for believing in my vision and being brave!
M: What’s next for the #SlayForAChange campaign, and were can readers receive more information?
S: What’s next for me is the documentary! I feel like this type of film is long over due. As for #SlayForaChange I hope next fashion week to see more and more girls banding together to make a statement. I can’t do this alone….I need everyone to keep passing this torch. My hope is that it becomes global.