From All Walks Of Life. For All Walks Of Life.
More than ever, representation matters — in our careers, in the media, and any space where the overculture narrative has been centered. It’s time to emerge and saunter the lines of uncommon and bring forth what makes us, us.
It’s our stories and experiences that create a diverse and beautiful landscape, so however you can tell that story, do it. Immigrant Apparel is just one channel.
Why honor your heritage? If you’re an immigrant living in the US, history has only wanted to hear and write one story — the prominent narrative. And throughout history, any culture or heritage that strays from that one story has been vulnerable — Native languages are on the brink of becoming extinct, along with traditions and skills that are being lost as time ticks on.
This is why honoring your heritage is vital — it’s the heartbeat of America. It creates community and connects us to each other.
Connecting to who you are and where you come from can feel isolating — even celebrating your heritage can be traumatic because at one point in history it might have brought consequences, but to challenge the story that has been brought forth, it’s vital to tell your story and not be afraid of who you are.
Share your cultural heritage to benefit future generations, or as Layla F. Saad remarks, be a good ancestor.
Learning how to express yourself and your cultural identity doesn’t happen overnight, especially if it’s something that wasn’t honored or accepted as you were growing up. Start with something small such as wearing a necklace or a hairstyle that represents your heritage, or attend gatherings with others that celebrate your culture.
It may even be found through fashion in a statement brand such as Immigrant Apparel.
Are you ready to reclaim your heritage? Shop Immigrant Apparel today.