Meet Your New Voice in Fashion: An Introduction

Greetings Cite A Sista Family,

My name is Dión and I am the newest edition to the #CiteASista movemen13344512_10206364751054639_6926081109354170032_nt. And let me tell you, siiiiiiiiisssssss, I’m psyched to be a part of this great endeavor. I want to use my first post as a way for us to get to know each other better.  Don’t want to speed past the small stuff. I thought it best we take our time before we delve into the good stuff.

Who am I?

Your new best friend. That kind neighbor. The silent person looking at you from across the room telling you to fix your blouse (I got you, sis). The one person you meet in the bathroom that tells you your skirt is backward. The woman who wants you to win and WERK whatever room you’re in. Just know that whatever I say in my posts comes from a place of wanting you to present yourself fashionably and authentically.

15317923_10207709686797192_2361433894305231735_nSo are you a stylist? (Or naw?)

Well…how do I  respond here? I’m a “normalist” with pizazz. I don’t keep up with fashion week like crazy or own everything out of Barneys, BUT I am the master of capitalizing on what’s already in your closet. I’ve helped people go from getting the cold shoulder to turning heads simply by showing them they have all the goods already it’s just about putting items in their proper place. I understand the importance of contrast and simplicity. I’ll get you right for class, the party, and the gala AND make sure you won’t go broke doing it.

Ok. Why should I trust you?

Simply because I said so. This relationship won’t work if you don’t trust me. 🙂

14570630_10207233172884642_5486376245811311961_oBut seriously, I will be using who I believe are fashion influencers to keep you in tune on the trendy colors, the latest fabrics, styles to inspire all your looks so don’t worry my thoughts won’t be coming solely from me.

 

I’m so excited to begin this journey with all of you, our loyal readers. Let’s get Fabulous!

 

#CiteASista Recap: Digital Sisterhood & Communities

On Wednesday, at the start of Women’s History Month, the Cite A Sista Team held our March cite-a-sista-march-2017-12017 #CiteASista chat. Over the course of the discussion, we bonded over digital communities and sisterhood by and among Black women. After spending a third of the chat on the topic at hand, the Cite A Sista Team went on to reveal several key announcements:

There is more on these announcements on the Cite A Sista Welcome Post and throughout the site. Did you catch Wednesday’s chat? Feel free to relive the moment and let us know what you thought. If you missed it, check out the storify below and drop us a comment to add your input.

Storify: #CiteASista: Digital Sisterhood(s)


We’re Social!

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Cite A Sista is available on the web as well as Instagram & Twitter.

Welcome to the Cite A Sista Family

Our Dear #CiteASista Family,

Welcome to the new hub for all things Cite A Sista! It is our extreme pleasure as the co-founders of Cite A Sista to announce the expansion of and increased accessibility to the Cite A Sista movement. When Joan and I began this project half a year ago, neither of us expected to see it morph into the beauty that you all are helping to create. As two graduate students, we know that we would not be able to make this project into all that it should become. Now, thanks to Team Cite A Sista and all of you as our readers, we can.

As better detailed on the About Us page, Cite A Sista began to uplift and center the voices of Black women. We created #CiteASista as a class project in Summer 2016 and held our first Twitter chat that July. The #CiteASista community has grown with each chat, and we have heard the calls for a space beyond the chat for prospective and current community members to learn, connect, and contribute to #CiteASista. This site offers all of us the opportunity to engage fresh content related to ideas that are personal, meaningful, political, and social on a consistent basis.

By moving beyond twitter, yet remaining true to our roots, we have expanded to Instagram and created an online home for all of us.  This space enables us to channel the knowledge and energies of the whole Cite A Sista family, especially Black women who do not engage twitter but still wish to share in the #CiteASista family. As you explore our website, we invite each of you to join us for our upcoming events and stay tuned as we plan for more opportunities to engage beyond digital (counter)spaces. Moreover, we encourage perusing the resources page to stay abreast of additional offline and online spaces for Black women.

Thank you for helping us to begin this journey.  We’re grateful to have you for some or all of the ride!

P.S. Did you get a Cite A Sista Tee? Send us your photos to be featured online!

Keep Resisting, Stay Sisterly, & Join us Online!

-Brittany & Joan, Co-Founders


We’re Social!

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Cite A Sista is available on the web as well as Instagram & Twitter.