| By Rachel Monique Maskell

What she said

Hello my friend,

My socially distant friend. How are you holding up? I pray you are healthy and your family too. This pandemic is a game changer in so many ways. 

There’s so much to say about this time and what it means for everyone. Both now and in the foreseeable future. It’s overwhelming. And yet I am grateful too. Not just for my health but for the opportunity to start anew...globally. We have a chance to make the world a better place. 

Just take a look at the fashion industry. Bloated and wasteful they’re now having to look at their inventory and reassess sales. There are countries that were dependent on the fashion industry to survive. Some brands are refusing to pay for work done, leaving the countries even more devastated. The silver lining may be a chance to restructure the industry to being more resourceful and regenerative. Somehow. There are enough creative people out there to problem solve...we just can’t go back to business as usual. Somehow we have to fight back.

At least that’s what I believe. 

And more. I’ve started my third #the100dayproject series called Don’t Read My Lips. I’m posting a daily pic of me with a silk scarf around my mouth and sharing my thoughts and experience of this time. Would love for you to tune in and add to the conversation. That’s what it’s really meant to be...a conversation. 

All the scarves in the photos are from the shop. I’m donating $5 for each one purchased towards those in need from COVID. I’m looking for a good organization to help facilitate this so please lmk if you have any leads. Still a few details to work out but #the100dayproject started on the 7th so we’re off and running!

Glad to be connected through all this. Grateful to have community and others who care. We’re going to need each other, probably now more than ever.