Today's lesson, Racism. If you see something written here that you’ve said or done, use it as an opportunity. Take it as a wake up call and make the decision to grow, change and be conscious of your own privilege. Remember, I am not a speaker for the entirety of a people. Use this blog as a reference tool, not as the one and only view on the topic.
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Zahira Kelly is a varied artist—Pin Up Artist, Illustrator, Photographer, Wardrobe Stylist, Fashion Designer, Singer, Songwriter, for starters— from The Bronx, NY with roots in the Dominican Republic.
A lover of classic Americana, she was unable to find pin ups who looked like her and soon found herself on a mission to create her own featuring women of color in a variety of mediums (illustrated, painted, photographed and more), carefully crafting every last detail including fashion, hair and makeup styling. Her images are inspired by beauty icons of yesteryear, her roots, pop art and street style.
Numerous commissions later, in addition to an art gallery exhibition and features in some of the more popular pin up lifestyle blogs, she is gaining ground with a steadily growing fan base. Stay tuned for an upcoming published collection of works, merchandise, and more.