I am a BLACK woman living in New York City. A few years ago I was having some passionate, candid and oftentimes uncomfortable conversations with friends and family about being BLACK in America. As I was walking back home I started thinking about what real change would look like. What would be the result of a major societal turnaround, a long steadfast change in all systems about what it means to be BLACK in America and the rest of the world?
Then BLACKTOPIA popped into my head. The first thing I did was Google it to see what the results would be. I just could not believe how misunderstood this term was. A word that, in reality, defines that the Essence of everything BLACK is Perfect!
I felt like I had an epiphany, an ah-ha moment. I was thinking about all of the things I could write, create, and design. This T-shirt line is my first step in bringing to life the positive messages of change that I would like to see in the world.
Now everyone can Think, Believe, and Appreciate BLACKTOPIA.