A week ago, the Breonna Taylor ruling left the Black community and her loved ones without justice. The three Louisville police officers who broke into her house and killed her were not charged with murder. Her life was ignored. For me and millions of other Black individuals, the ruling left us speechless, disturbed, and disappointed in the unjust system that continues to let us down. It is the reason #BlackLivesMatter was created in the first place: to advocate for Black life, to celebrate Black lives, and to fight for equality.
Another way we can celebrate Black lives and honor the ones who are no longer with us is in our clothing. Fortunately, there are so many clothing items that crush negative stereotypes, embrace Black features, and are brilliant odes to the Black experience. Ahead, I share some of my favorites.