"each year for black history month, more often than not, I see my fellow artist recreating looks from the past and I love it! but it made me wonder, who is capturing the people of today? this project's concept focuses on the unique fashions the youth of 2020 has to offer, inspired by editing styles of the past; thus creating 'our' history." -S.F.a.

Isaiah

Isaiah

Isaiah

Isaiah

"Being Black in 2020, I finally feel recognized."

Isaiah

Isaiah

Nehemie

Nehemie

Nehemie

Nehemie

Nehemie

Nehemie

"Being Black in 2020, I feel understood amongst my peers."

D

D

D

D

"Being Black in 2020 feels like gold; it feels like the type of gold that people don't realize is real. Except we know it's real."

D

D

Logan

Logan

Logan

Logan

"Being Black in 2020 feels powerful but also liberating."

Logan

Logan

Bri

Bri

Bri

Bri

Bri

Bri

"Being Black in 2020 feels like a really strong force of energy that's unstoppable and I feel part of something that is limitless."

Ricardo

Ricardo

Ricardo

Ricardo

"Being Black in 2020 feels very empowering, very beautiful, and very stunning."

Ricardo

Ricardo

Eli

Eli

“Being Black is motivating. To be apart of something that has been destined for greatness centuries and centuries ago, despite the odds - is an empowering feeling. I stand strong in knowing where I come from”

Eli

Eli

Eli

Eli

EB

EB

"I feel... liberated honestly. The limitations that have been continuously placed on melanated people overall no longer applies to me in 2020. The sovereignty is real!"

EB

EB

EB

EB

Taj

Taj

Taj

Taj

"How I feel about being black in 2020: I am absolutely infatuated with being black especially in 2020. My love grows for blackness each and every day. I would not dare change a thing about my blackness and hope that others feel the same."

Taj

Taj

Qualhata

Qualhata

Qualhata

Qualhata

Qualhata

Qualhata

“Being Black in 2020 America is a privilege with intersected challenges, it’s an identity that isn’t for the weak.”

Shania

Shania

"It's a blessing and a curse. There are people around the world that are in love with our culture, who we are and our music, some even admire how exotic we are most times. Black people are very much loved until we act or even dress a certain way, that’s when people act negatively towards us and then we get looked down upon. The same goes for the black community sadly, we look down on each other as well, but at least we try to lift each other sometimes. The blessing and curse."

Shania

Shania

Shania

Shania

Freck

Freck

"Being Black in 2020 feels invigorating."

Freck

Freck

Freck

Freck

LEESY

LEESY

LEESY

LEESY

LEESY

LEESY

"Being Black in 2020 for me is understanding the role I play in society and for my community. It’s important for me to commit to this part; to stand and speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. I am Black because of my history but I am also so much more. I am a woman and creator."

Conrad

Conrad

"The way I feel about being black in 2020 is quite powerful and grateful. My ancestors endured so much for me to be here, in this moment in time with the access that I have. I can only boast about my blackness and wear it like a crown. I’m confident in my skin because everyday I’m understanding the greatness of my people more and more. This is the year that my blackness shines with me instead of simply being an attachment."

Conrad

Conrad

Conrad

Conrad

BYHAZE

BYHAZE

BYHAZE

BYHAZE

BYHAZE

BYHAZE

"I am grateful for life and having another chance to share my Black experience. My connection with spirit, family, and self are a priority to make it through this year."

Markeilia

Markeilia

Markeilia

Markeilia

"To be black in 2020... The first thing that comes to mind is resilience. As a black woman, there are a lot of obstacles and misjudgments about who I am and what I am capable of doing. I’ve learned to embrace all the obstacles that I go through and urge them to come. After all, it’s led me to so many academic and creative achievements that I would have never thought to reach. In short, being black in 2020 is a wonderful time to be alive."

Markeilia

Markeilia

Mary

Mary

"In 2020 I feel that being black is being a trendsetter. We as black kings and queens set the tone for what is “hip”."

Mary

Mary

Mary

Mary