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Darnell-Jamal Lisby

New York

Darnell-Jamal Lisby is a fashion historian and curator who specializes in the exploration of Blackness in the history of fashion from an art history perspective.

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The Fashion and Race Database seeking contributors to publish original content, particularly essays or opinion pieces, and short profiles of Objects that Matter, or profiles of significant fashion figures. We also invite you to submit events and announcements.

Objects That Matter [500-800 words]

A short profile overview of an object in fashion: both its cultural origins and enumerated examples of its global reach/influence or even appropriation. Please see this example for an idea of length and the full description for this section of the website. Rate: $295...

Profiles [500-800 words]

A profile of select Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color (BIPOC) who have shaped the history and business of fashion in the face of structural racism and adversity. Please see the full description for this section of the website. Rate: $295 CAD for 500-800 words Pitch...

Essays & Op-Eds [1200-1500 words]

We are looking for essays or opinion pieces that amplify voices and writing of BIPOC scholars, students, artists, archivists, curators, business professionals and more. We are particularly seeking pieces that are timely and address issues or nuances related to fashion...

‘Our Fashion History’ [500-800 words and 3-5 family photos]

Based upon an activity that Founder Kim Jenkins would facilitate during fashion history class or during her ‘Fashion and Justice’ workshops, ‘Our Fashion History’ invites contributors to present an essay that describes 3-5 family/personal photos, ultimately bringing a...