boundaries & ethical fashion






Sweater: Ethically and sustainably made by Everlane | Jeans: Ethically and sustainably made by Levi's (I am sz 27 in their jeans and my height is 5'3) | Old booties: Similar here | You can find similar fair trade Guatemalan handbags here, this weekender bag is from Milwaukee's only fair-trade certified shop Four Corners Milwaukee 

This week has been so incredibly random because of the weather here! We have been under a windchill warning and school has been canceled for both snow and cold, so y'all can imagine the excitement all around... but mostly me trying to keep everyone busy haha I photographed this look a couple of weeks ago as a second option to my first post here, styling this gorgeous ethically-made sweater by Everlane. As I mentioned before, it's an alpaca sweater and lightweight. I am wearing a tank underneath for added layering. These Levi wedgie-cut jeans have been all over my IG feed, because I can't stop wearing them! After sorting through my closet, I decided that I wanted a pair of lighter-colored jeans that were also high-waisted, and I am so glad I went with these. I tried two other brands, but these fit my butt and waist ratio perfectly, which is hard to find with my type of curves!

If you have been following my Instagram stories, then you also know that I have been answering and discussing questions that have come up since releasing my parenting series. I will be discussing more of them here and there as time goes on. However, I want to be clear that this is a lot of extra work on my end. I have to process these questions in both an intellectual and emotional way, therefore, it's really important for me to set boundaries. I do not get paid to answer all of these questions, which require both my expertise and personal experience.

It is a challenge for Black and Brown women to create large platforms and followings, especially within the blogging realm. Just look at who makes the most money on Instagram via blogging; it's usually White women who look a certain type of way. Of course, there are exceptions but the status quo still stands. It also takes lot of work to grow a blog again and establish myself as someone who writes consistently, with high-quality photos and content, which, is also a reflection of how hard it is to make space for bloggers who look like me. I can't get away with posting mediocre photos or just randomly posting, which is one continual struggle as a Brown woman. I do have to work twice as hard to get the same benefits, yet, even those benefits are less.

I have been asked how I can be supported tangibly. Firstly, apply what I have already shared. Do the personal work of dismantling White supremacy and raise anti-racist White kids, I outline how in my first post here. Any question asking me to answer what I have outlined in my post's will be ignored, unless for some reason, I feel that something is not clear. I am not trying to be dismissive, however, I value my time and yours. I can not do the work for you. Another way to support me is to share my work and amplify it in whatever platform you have access to. Follow me on Instagram, I often discuss topics further in my stories. Do you know of a brand that aligns with my vision? Share my work with them! My links that I share of products that I post about are monetized, and I receive a small commission if you shop using them. The price that you pay does not change if you shop through my links.

I have merged both my anti-racism and advocacy work alongside my ethical style blogging, because I believe they all inform each other in living a conscious life.

That about wraps up what's been on my mind as of late. I appreciate you all!

Abrazos,
Keila






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