I am an Immigrant

Sep 6, 2017

W Magazine's beautiful "I am an immigrant" video feels appropriate today as 800,000 people reel from Donald Trump's DACA decision.

This video includes 81 of fashion's greatest stars coming together against Trump's original travel ban on Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. While the DACA decision is different, it's a 2.0 of the same fear-based small minded governance policy that marks the Trump administration.

The faces speaking out about their own immigration status will be familiar to you. They include:
  • Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima
  • Former Vogue creative director Grace Coddington
  • Models like Winnie Harlow (one of the most beautiful people to grace this earth), Jourdan Dunn and Imaan Hammam
  • Oh, and Diane Von Furstenberg

Full video here:

Inspired? Help dreamers by 1) calling the people you elected (Congress can do something about this!),  2) donating to organizations supporting immigrants (United We Dream is a good one), 3) and talking publicly about this issue.

If you don't know what to say, retweet your elected officials - mine are Kamala Harris, Ted Lieu and Eric Garcetti. See if your university has published anything and share it on Facebook - here's the UCLA Chancellor's message where he talks about being "deeply disappointed." Look to your favorite celebs, fashionistas, bloggers, and friends. Don't forget to use #DefendDACA in your post.

Make your voice heard. This is America and we are all dreamers.

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