Designer Kansai Yamamoto is Captivating at “David Bowie is” Brooklyn Talks

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS Someone like Kansai Yamamoto needs no introduction in the fashion world. This was evident when he walked out on stage at the Brooklyn Talks: Kansai Yamamoto with Vanessa Friedman event last night. The auditorium was filled with adoring fans of the designer and his work with the legendary David Bowie. Many students and aspiring fashion aficionados dressed Kansai style were there to get … Continue reading Designer Kansai Yamamoto is Captivating at “David Bowie is” Brooklyn Talks

Why Challenging our Elders should be a Mandatory Lesson for Young Women

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS “You weren’t even born yet when I started doing this,” Mr. Showbiz (fake name of course) snarled at me as I sat editing a script with the intent to make the “talent” happy and still convey the intended message. With pursed lips and a rigid tongue, my grandmother’s words echoed in my head as he walked across the studio to chat with … Continue reading Why Challenging our Elders should be a Mandatory Lesson for Young Women

The Power of the Adolescent Girl

by KEISHEL A. WILLIAMS Recently I was rereading Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” and discussing it with a group of college Freshmen.  For those unfamiliar, “Girl” is a powerful prose where the protagonist is listing a series of duties and responsibilities to her daughter, with the understanding that should she be able to do those things adequately, only then she would be considered a woman. The essay was … Continue reading The Power of the Adolescent Girl

International Day of the Girl: Let’s keep fighting!

  With 1.1 billion girls and counting, we do need to strongly keep fighting to address prominent issues young girls are facing daily, which truly stands in the way of their progress and the progress of the world.  Every year on October 11, we celebrate our young girls and shine a light on the importance of providing opportunities for young women all over the world … Continue reading International Day of the Girl: Let’s keep fighting!

The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030

Follow my blog with Bloglovin “The children are our future” is a quote we have all grown up hearing ever so often. However, we are in a new millennium, but still hold some old world thinking. We are at a point in the world where we now have to specify which of our children needs help in pursuing this future. Young women globally have been … Continue reading The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030