Asia Jackson x UPRISERS
I created the viral global movement #MagandangMorenx to combat colorism and celebrate the diversity of Filipino beauty. It is my passion and purpose to dedicate my work to the visibility and representation of marginalized people. My biggest idols growing up were apl.de.ap from Black Eyed Peas and Kimora Lee Simmons, the founder of Baby Phat. I remember how excited and happy I was to see two famous people who looked like me, that were well-liked for just being themselves.
I spent my entire childhood and adolescence trying to be someone else to fit in and just only recently found power in embracing my identity--embracing my differences, my uniqueness, and my experiences. Being myself is my superpower. I am now empowered by my identity, because I saw others who looked like me do the same. There is so much power in visibility and representation, and that's why I've dedicated my work to do what I do.
I've collaborated with WE ARE UPRISERS to create a capsule collection and zine based on the messaging of my purpose. It's okay to be different. There is beauty in all shades. No one can tell us who we they think we should be. No one can tell us who we are.
we are rooted in telling stories of the underrepresented.
Streetwear with a purpose is in our DNA. Our designs are centered around releasing impactful messages geared towards driving conversations.
But our work doesn't start here. We are a group of creatives, leaders, and doers inspired to rise together for change. Through our Neighborhood program, we reimagine the possibilities of collective work with trusted voices in our community to excerize our voice and participate in impactful experiences.
Pictured to the right: @cley.jpg for our F'22 PacSun Collection