S05 Episode 232 | Kara Fabella on the nuances of "influence" today, splashing color across ethical fashion + her Living In COLOR(ISM) series


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In episode 232, Kestrel welcomes Kara Fabella, an ethical fashion advocate, digital creator and stylist, to the show. Known as @theFlippside on Instagram, her Living In Color(ism) series on IGTV features discussions where she passes the mic to guests to share their experiences with colorism.

On this week’s show, Kara shares more on her past explorations in blogging, and what led her to begin shifting the relationship she was building with her wardrobe. She also shares more on what influence means to her, how she vets the brands she works with, and some of the nuanced challenges that come with being a digital creator in the sustainable fashion space.

Additionally, Kara shares more on the intentions behind her Living In COLOR(ISM) series, and how she’s consciously building out her ethical styling services.

  • Aditi Mayer, mentioned when it comes to the way she leverages her paid partnerships as an educational opportunity

  • Alder Apparel, brand Kara mentions

  • Living In COLOR(ISM) episode that Kara mentions with @mayetteraisa

  • “We need to heal from within to tackle anti-Blackness, discrimination and white supremacy, and the colonization that happened within each of these communities — I hope that I continue to have these conversations so that there is a space for people to talk about this, and in turn, for them to have conversations with their family members and with their peers, because it just needs to be talked about basically.” -Kara on her Living in COLOR(ISM) series

  • Conscious Creator feature, includes photos from Consciously’s Earth Day 2021 shoot that Kara styled

  • Follow Kara on Instagram >

  • Follow Living In COLOR(ISM) on Instagram >

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