”To be strikingly bold, undeniably beautiful, and audaciously unapologetic at a time when culture stood oblivious to the vital influence you would have on an marketplace, that is the correct inspiration of the ’80s to ’90s manner “It” girl Connie Fleming. Connie Fleming, a black trans girl, referred to as outside her identify, labeled every little thing but what she was, turned the muse of quite a few superior profile figures in trend. From remaining shot countlessly by Steven Miesel, to storming the runway of Thierry Mugler, the incredibly sacred Connie Fleming has demonstrated me what it indicates to have audacity, what it usually means to be resilient, and what it usually means to be a very pleased Black Trans Woman even with what the checklist suggests.”
Nigella Miller, celeb barber, hairstylist and founder of Nigella Hair Studio
“I definitely appeared up to Madame C.J. Walker in the middle of my career and now decades afterwards. She has practically adjusted my attitude on what I need to be executing as a Black female in this marketplace.
It truly is really essential to me to remain Black as a modest business and as a significant company. I have to continue to be accurate to my artwork and culture, in particular Black hair tradition. It is not simple but it is really well worth every instant to me as a Black feminine hairstylist, barber, and entrepreneur. I sense like keeping Black everything for us as a people is just as crucial then as it is now. What [Walker] considered in for Black women of all ages is what we see right now and it carries on to expand effectively. My preferred quote by her is: ‘Girls and ladies of our race will have to not be concerned to consider hold of business endeavour and, by patient market, close economic system, decided exertion, and close software to enterprise, wring results out of a variety of business opportunities that lie at their doorways.’”