I have often said that if I wasn’t in fashion, I would love to be an art teacher. Luckily, working with interns allows me to experience the best of both worlds.
Jekolia sees herself as an emerging fashion activist and believes design is a vehicle to drive social and environmental progress. In that spirit, she’s come up with an idea to raise money and awareness for her service sorority’s philanthropic efforts. As a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Jekolia aims to create book bags and backpacks out of vintage and global fabrics, with a percentage of sales supporting Reading is Fundamental, the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the U.S. I’ll be helping her design and collect fabric for the bags as well as broadcasting her project via social media and on MondoGuerra.com.