Janaya Future Khan on Style as a Mode for Activism

Pictures Courtesy of COS

“Style is artwork, and any creative expression might be activist in nature.”

Clothes is greater than what you put on, it’s a method to categorical your self artistically, says activist Janaya Future Khan. It entails experimentation and making your self uncomfortable. However whenever you discover what makes you content, you domesticate an influence that turns into current in all different features of your life.

Khan is a storyteller, amongst different issues. As co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto and a world ambassador for the Black Lives Matter Community, they’re no stranger to onerous conversations. Final yr, after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Toronto-born advocate started utilizing their Instagram as an area to speak about advanced points. Their weekly reside streams, dubbed “Sunday Sermons,” vary from extra private subjects like self-worth and anxiousness to commentary on popular culture and political discourse. And through an undoubtedly isolating time, Khan has nurtured a web-based group devoted to progress, self-discovery and multi-faceted activism.

As in-person occasions have picked up once more, Khan’s influential presence has manifested itself in bodily areas, too. Take London-based modern model COS, which enlisted Khan for its Fall/Winter 2021

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