BIO

Aja Barber is a TV producer who really loves fashion, writing, social justice, art, ballet, and reading. Sometimes she shops for people. She is still figuring out how to pack that all into the perfect job. If anyone has any suggestions, please contact her and she will treat you to a fancy coffee.
 

Aja Barber's Articles

Photo of Stoke Newington (North East London) by Aja Barber

When Gentrification Happens To Places We Love

If gentrification bothers you, the first thing you have to ask yourself is “Am I part of the problem?” The world is better when it’s more diverse
Aja Barber    |   05.18.18 12am   |   SHARE
Let’s get crafting and make homemade holiday presents for everyone!

Homemade Holiday Presents For Everyone On Your List

It’s going to be a very frugal holiday season in 2017. Let’s get crafting and make homemade holiday presents for everyone!
Aja Barber    |   12.5.17 12am   |   SHARE
I can’t with Lena Dunham anymore. (By David Shankbone - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19316876)

Why Women Of Color, Including Me, Are Officially Done With Lena Dunham

If Lena Dunham wants to be a part of the movement in a constructive way, I’d recommend stepping down and quietly supporting women of color with dollars.
Aja Barber    |   11.21.17 8am   |   SHARE
Let's talk about transparency in finance.

What I Learned From Women Last Week: Transparency In Finance

Can women have it all? Just kidding! I hate that question! It’s an obvious “no” from my perspective, but I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing. I’ll come back to that later on. Over at ... Read...
Aja Barber    |   10.27.17 12am   |   SHARE
If all of these women at the top food chain are coming out with such terrible stories of abuse, you can only imagine what it’s like at the bottom.

The Entertainment Industry Protects Abusers

The entertainment industry allows abuse to flourish and allows abusers to hide behind fancy titles and big credits.
Aja Barber    |   10.17.17 12am   |   SHARE
Photo by Luke Ford - http://www.lukeford.net/Images/photos4/071214/88.htm, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4338292

Hugh Hefner: Abuser And Civil Rights Advocate (They Can Coexist)

Hugh Hefner - people either love him or hate him, and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of room for middle ground. He was an abuser and civil rights advocate.
Aja Barber    |   09.28.17 11am   |   SHARE
You can tell I love you if I ever touch your feet.

Can You Please Take Your Feet Off That?

Can we all agree that whether in public or private spaces, don’t put your feet in other people’s spaces and keep your shoes off the furniture?
Aja Barber    |   09.22.17 12am   |   SHARE
If that label says Made in the UK or France, I dump it in my basket without giving it a second thought.

Huzzah For Discount Stores And Beauty Shopping!

The TJ Maxx beauty section is lit right now, and I made you a full list of the products you can currently find on their shelves — basically, what I bought last Sunday.
Aja Barber    |   04.14.17 12am   |   SHARE
Image via YouTube (Kendall and Kylie)

Cultural Appropriation, Kendall Jenner, And That Pepsi Ad

How does one advertisement go so magnificently wrong, managing to center whiteness in the story of the battles of marginalized people, while playing down the horrific effects of police brutality and... Read...
Aja Barber    |   04.5.17 10am   |   SHARE
Aja Barber talks the goodness of pesto, Paradis remixes, and solidarity in today's political climate. (Image Credit: Aja Barber)

#RavsWriters: Aja Barber - TV Producer, Ballet Dancer, Remix Lover, Fashion Sage

Welcome to #RavsWriters, an opportunity for you to get to know some of the outstanding human beings who fervently type to make Ravishly the awesome place it is.  1. Name. Aja Barber 2. Tell us about... Read...
Aja Barber    |   03.29.17 12am   |   SHARE