As I lay in my bed on a hot summer night in 2013, in my shitty Echo Park apartment, I become increasingly upset as I scrolled through photos and videos of Detroit ruin-porn. Hoping to find inspiration elsewhere, I give up and move on to Instagram. I see nothing but beautiful white women in bikinis, on rooftops, and in helicopters. I see bros on skateboards, bros behind turntables, and bros behind graffiti cans. In a fit of rage, I threw my phone against the wall and burst into tears. I had had enough.
If no one is going to represent for people that look like me, I am just going to have to do it myself.
From that moment on, I knew it was my duty as a creative to advocate for women who feel misrepresented - whether it be for the color of their skin, their gender, the shape of their body, and everything in between.
It was that moment on Tuesday, August 2013 at 1:01 AM when MS. RPRSNTD was born.
-Adrienne D. Williams (HBIC, MS. RPRSNTD)
MS. RPRSNTD believes in fighting for the proper representation of women of color and championing for the safety, freedom, and equality of ALL women.
It is our vision to create a world where all women can live the life they choose without fear or hesitation.