4 All Humanity
It was early September when I was sitting down with the editor and chief of Conscious Magazine, Rachael Baxter-Lechliter. We spent the entire evening looking at clothes to feature in the upcoming New York issue. As we were browsing thorough hundreds of items that day, I remember scrolling down at the computer and saying, “Wait stop, go back!” We quickly scrolled back, and I spotted a black and white t-shirt that read, “Smart is beautiful.” I quickly said, "YES. We have to get this shirt.” I remember Rachael looking at me puzzled by my excessive enthusiasm for a t-shirt, but we ended up including the shirt. I was completely obsessed with the graphics and fonts on the shirt, but most of all, I was infatuated with what it said. It was a motto I have quietly carried around with me for a long time. Growing up, I was always confused about why girls felt the need to act dumb to be considered attractive. To me, nothing seemed more unattractive then dumbing yourself down to be “cute.” And lets face it, not everything that comes out of my mouth will ever be considered scholarly, but I always try my best, and if something comes out “dumb,” at least it makes for a good joke later. The shirt does not just stop at a great message, but it also has a story. With every purchase of this shirt, you will be sending an orphan child in Haiti to school for one month, along with giving them school supplies and a school uniform. For more fashion with a story, don’t forget to check out 4 All Humanity.