Diversity, Representation and Cultural Appropriation

As a fashion designer you will go on to produce fashion for visual consumption, you may find that you are inspired by other cultures. You must be sure that the messages you send out have taken into account a range of issues to do with diversity, representation and cultural appropriation.
There are a number of articles, websites, documentaries and interviews listed below. Many of the speakers in the interviews are authors that have produced a wide body of books and publications which will further your understanding.
Race:

Chris Rock

Serena Williams

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Edward Said

The Colour of Beauty

Gender:

Judith Butler

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Joss Whedon

Colin Stokes

MissRepresentation (can be found on Netflix and Amazon)

Gender & Race:

bell hooks

Sut Jhally – Dreamworlds

Janet Mock on Beyonce

bell hooks and Laverne Cox

Ableism:

Social Justice Project

http://www.stopableism.org/what.asp

Stella Young – Inspiration porn

 

LGBTQ:

http://www.liberateyourself.co.uk/lgbtq/what-is-lgbtq/

John Amaechi

The Commodification of Gay Men

When Love is Gay

Why am I so Gay?

Hey Doc, some boys are born girls

Whorephobia:

What is…

Violence:

Sut Jhally

Sut Jhally – at Marlboro College

http://jezebel.com/5916650/fashions-ongoing-violence-against-women/

http://time.com/3093670/indias-gang-rape-plague-violence-against-women-for-fashion/

https://www.buzzfeed.com/copyranter/violence-against-women-in-fashion-continues-unabated?utm_term=.bjvg568ao#.tlvvBGYLR

http://www.beatrixcampbell.co.uk/violence-in-vogue/

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2014/jan/09/female-corpses-fashion-trend-marc-jacobs-miley-cyrus?

Cultural appropriation:

http://nativeappropriations.com/2010/04/but-why-cant-i-wear-a-hipster-headdress.html

http://time.com/4011171/cornrows-and-cultural-appropriation-the-truth-about-racial-identity-theft/

http://racerelations.about.com/od/diversitymatters/fl/What-Is-Cultural-Appropriation-and-Why-Is-It-Wrong.htm

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/justin-bieber-cultural-appropriation-dreadlocks-accused-a6967201.html

http://www.dailydot.com/via/5-things-white-people-cultural-appropriation/

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