In Junior High, I was obsessed with anime and, subsequently, Japanese culture. So much that I would upload JRock to my mp3 player and listen to it at the dentist while I was getting my teeth removed because I needed something soothing to distract me from the ten million needles in my mouth. Anyway, I’m getting a little side tracked. The point is: in every anime, there’s always some male character that is clearly the boss (if you read manga, sometimes insignificant side characters will call this boss-guy Banchō). Now, flip things around and say this boss is a woman. And now you have a Sukeban, otherwise known as a “delinquent girl or boss girl.”
Fittingly enough, my girl Erika Bowes and her partner in crime, Yuki Haze, launched a brand new online platform called Sukeban (as a tribute to all those boss girls out there) that “encourages and supports aspiring creatives [especially women] who want to find other like-minded individuals to work with, as well as establish themselves within their chosen industry.” And not too long ago, Erika asked me to become a part of Sukeban’s repertoire of showcased creative–something I couldn’t feel more unworthy of. Anyway, my point is: if you’re feeling a little meh about the mainstream fashion industry, check out Sukeban asap and also feel free to contribute.
Read my full interview here.