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Mekita Rivas

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Past articles by Mekita:

The CFDA's Sustainability Report Is a Step in the Right Direction for the Fashion Industry

CFDA released a report urging designers to make sustainability a priority. Here are 8 brands that prove sustainable fashion is good for the environment and good for business. → Read More

The First Native Woman Democrat in North Dakota Wore Traditional Regalia to Be Sworn-In

Ruth Buffalo made history when she became the first Native American Democrat woman elected to the North Dakota Legislature. She was sworn in wearing traditional Native American regalia for the historic occasion. → Read More

Everything Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Wore During Their Wedding Celebrations

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have officially kicked off their wedding celebrations. Here's everything they wore. → Read More

Unsurprisingly, Melania Trump Is Still Wearing Dolce & Gabbana After Their 'Racist' Ad Controversy

She either doesn't know about it or she doesn't care. → Read More

This 9-Year-Old Basketball Player Is Asking Steph Curry Why His Sneakers Are Only Made for Boys

A 9-year-old basketball player wrote Steph Curry a letter asking why his Under Armour sneakers only come in boy's sizes. → Read More

Dolce & Gabbana Apologizes to China for 'Racist' Ad, But They Have a Long History of Being Problematic

Dolce & Gabbana issued an apology for their 'racist' Chinese chopsticks but they have a long history of being problematic, from their "Slave sandals" to their "Thin & Gorgeous" sneakers. Here are 10 times the brand appeared to court controversy. → Read More

Dolce & Gabbana Is Getting Slammed for Their 'Racist Chinese Chopsticks' Ad

Dolce & Gabbana's new "DG Loves China” ad campaign is being slammed for perpetuating racist stereotypes about Chinese culture — and people are threatening to boycott. → Read More

Jennifer Lawrence’s New Dior Ad Is Being Accused of Cultural Appropriation

Dior is under fire for a new campaign that apparently aims to celebrate Mexican culture. There’s just one problem: It stars Jennifer Lawrence, a white actress not of Mexican heritage. → Read More

Prince Charles’s 70th Birthday Photos Gave Us Our First Real Look at Prince Louis

See Prince Charles’ official 70th birthday photos with his sons William and Harry and their families. → Read More

Kerby Jean-Raymond on Pyer Moss' 'American Also' Campaign and Criticism of His 'Stop Calling 911' Shirt

In an exclusive interview with Teen Vogue, designer Kerby Jean-Raymond opens up about activism through fashion, his 'American Also' campaign, and the criticism of his 'Stop Calling 911 on the Culture' t-shirt. → Read More

Israeli Model Bar Refaeli Stars in an Ad That Seemingly Equates Freedom With Removing a Niqab

Model Bar Refaeli is coming under fire for appearing in a controversial new ad that seems to equate freedom with removing a niqab. → Read More

Phenomenally Latina T-Shirt Is Spreading Awareness About Latina Equal Pay Day

For Latina Equal Pay Day, Meena Harris, founder of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign launched the Phenomenally Latina t-shirt. Shop it, here. → Read More

Meghan Markle’s Bodyguard is a Woman and Yes, It’s Sexist to Talk About Her Outfit

Many people are criticizing the sexist rhetoric around Meghan Markle's bodyguard. → Read More

Topshop Chairman Sir Philip Green is Under Investigation for Sexual Harassment

Topshop's Sir Philip Green has been publicly named in an investigation for sexual harassment. → Read More

Meghan Markle Is Being Shamed for Wearing Thigh-High Slit Reformation Dress in Australia

In this op-ed, writer Mekita Rivas unpacks the sexist reaction to Meghan Markle's thigh-high slit dress and explains why it's never OK to shame women for their clothing. → Read More

Yara Shahidi Has a Message for White Women Who Call the Cops on Black People for Just Existing

At a recent Lakers game, Yara Shahidi wore a Pyer Moss Spring 2019 shirt with a powerful message: "Stop calling 911 on the culture." → Read More

Lady Gaga’s Suit Might Be a Meme But She Actually Wore It For an Important Reason

Lady Gaga explains the meaning behind her oversized suit. → Read More

Why Is Kanye West Ranting About "America First" When Some Yeezys Are Made in China?

In this op-ed, writer Mekita Rivas discusses the hypocrisy of Kanye West's rant about putting America first at the Whise House given the fact that some Yeezys are reportedly made in China. → Read More

Donald Trump's Campaign Is Selling “Stand Up For America” Football Jerseys

Donald Trump's campaign is selling "Stand Up For America" jerseys because of his "his fervent belief that Americans should always stand for our National Anthem." → Read More

Lana Condor Wore the Most Lara Jean Approved Outfit Ever

Lana Condor wore a yellow top with matching shoes and corduroy pants to speak at Comic Con in New York City. → Read More