Leah LaQueens is an artist from the Southside of Chicago who uses her artistic talents to spread a positive message throughout the city. She draws her inspiration from Chicago, music and anti violence movements. Leah recently started the "Don't Shoot Movement," in response to the recent tragedies due to gun violence. From every painting she produces, LaQueens' heart for the city, women empowerment, and passion for social justice bleeds through the canvas.
Violence is probably the first thing that people associate Chicago with. It's a reputation that Chicago upholds but it's not a pretty one. Raven Smith is here to challenge this perspective on Chicago through her movement and apparel, Straight from the Go. Her t-shirts are inspired by the Chicago flag and her slogan is a play on the word Chicago or The Go. While Straight from the Go is a business, it's also a movement that has a powerful message. Portions of the sales goes tow
Cameron, founder of“BornMade”. clothing, is an apparel line inspired from theme's of self expression instilled in him by his mother. He reflects themes of self empowerment in his fashion line, including inspirational messages for Chicago teens and unique, original graphic designs. According to Cameron, "The BornMade line was birthed out of his desire to spread this message, empower a generation and inspire change! This is more than a Brand it's a way of Life!" His mission to