Black Women And Indigenous Girls Are Getting Super Glam In This Challenge And Wow I’ve Been Wearing Sweatpants For Too Long
There’s no denying that the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic have touched nearly every corner and industry of the world. Even the fashion industry.
Brands and design houses have been forced to close up shop and postpone upcoming runway shows. Some of the most beloved events in fashion have also been shut down. This week it was announced that the Met Gala and the CFDA Award were postponed indefinitely and department stores around the world including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s have shut down. What’s more, individually we’ve all have kind of resided to the world of sweatpants. Wearing comfy clothes and doing no makeup while forced to stay in isolation (which you should absolutely be doing in this time).
Fortunately, a new video challenge is reminding women and men that they don’t have to be descuidada while practicing social distancing.
Black women on Instagram and twitter are the genius and glam minds behind the #DontRushChallenge which uses smart editing tricks to make it look like the women are tossing objects to one another as they transform from stay-at-home comfort to high end looks.
According to HuffPost “the origins for the challenge are currently unknown, but Essence reports that many are popularized by an Instagram account for African beauty influencers.”
Black women from around the globe including South Africa, Nigeria, and other countries are laying down their best at-home fashion shows.
One woman by the name of Ronke Raji, opened up about the trend which she did not originate.
The version above was posted by Raji, who is according to BuzzFeed a 29-year-old content creator in Baltimore. Raji didn’t start the trend but the version she made with her friends is one of the most popular ones posted. In an interview with BuzzFeed, Raji explained that “Basically I had called my friends and I was like hey there’s this challenge I see going around, is this something you’d want to do?” Raji told BuzzFeed the challenge was an opportunity for her and her friends to express themselves, “but also to inspire people, who can see the video and see these ladies are beautiful and think ‘I’m beautiful too.'”
Raji and her click aren’t the only Black women taking part. Plenty are coming together for the #dontrushchallenge videos and they will leave you stunned.
Take for example this challenge featuring Black women in the military.
And this one highlighting Black female doctors.
And this one featuring women of different backgrounds!
Even young Indigenous girls are taking part in the challenge!
And this one for the boys!
Doing the challenge? Be sure to tag us in it on Instagram!
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