Xavier Clark

Xavier Clark (Zay) is a Black, non-binary, queer person living in the DC area. They are an avid collector of handbags and sustainable clothing. During the day, Zay is a Senior Strategist and Diversity and Inclusion Program Analyst for the federal government. Furthermore, runs a blog called Almost.Zaymous where they teach every day people how to Slay Responsibly and better understand handbags and inclusion. Zay holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Communication from the University of Texas at Austin, Master of Public Administration from George Mason University. They are in their third year of the Strategic Communication Ph.D. program at George Mason University.

How To “Slay Responsibly” With Zavier Clark

#SlayingResponsibly is more than a hashtag; it is a mindset.   The concept was bred out of a to include self-care practices into my consumption habits as an individual. As a Black, plus-size, queer, nonbinary person who often consumes luxury products, I felt like I was not the picture-perfect example of what the industry was …

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Not Everyone Is A Fashion Activist: The Need To Understand Intersectionality In Fashion Activism Practices.

The complex intersection between fashion and activism is an ever-pressing entanglement that designers, activists, environmentalists, and fashion scholars in today’s society need to understand. Fashion, like most industries, is rooted in systemic and structural issues surrounding the subjects of race, gender, class, and ability. Thus, as a result of this ever-changing reality, many individuals have …

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