Aja Barber

Aja Barber

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 Articles

I loved Marimekko before I even knew what it was. Image: The Key To Chic.

Why I Chose To Shop Marimekko x Target After Swearing Off Fast Fashion

I've been really trying to think about every purchase I make and its overall impact on the world. However, I recently broke code and indulged in the Marimekko for Target collection.

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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!

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I never pay retail for anything (unless it’s from an independent designer, because we have to support the little guys) and I always hold out for what I love. Image: Thinkstock.

Why You Should Never  Shop For Occasions

When I help people clean out their wardrobes, the items I come across that hang in the back closet never seeing the light of day are usually pieces purchased in a frenzy — out of necessity instead of joy.

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No Feminist I Know Is Cheering For Tomi Lahren

So in case you didn’t hear, everyone’s favorite conservative sweetheart Tomi Lahren was permanently banned from The Blaze after her appearance on The View on March 17th, 2017.

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When I blocked the conversation on Facebook, that person continued to send me text messages.

The Entitled Things White People Do When I Unfriend Them Over Racism

Recently I went through another round of unfriending on Facebook. It keeps things tidy, the arguments thoughtful and my head from exploding. This time around I just got rid of any white person that felt passionate about "certain political topics," but wasn't showing up for people of color, as we watch the meteoric rise of fascism in America and police violence. I’m not obligated to educate anyone for free, especially if they don’t appear to be absorbing what I’m saying or having the tough conversations on their wall with their peers.

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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.

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I have found that with age, I have become much more practical about what suits me and what doesn’t, while still attempting to keep an open mind.

6 Summer Shoes That Are Sensible AND Stylish

In fashion, the mantra is “never say never.” Never claim that you’ll never wear it, because that's the easiest way to end up eating your words, prancing about in a style you once referred to as “unsuitable.”

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"Your People," Donald Trump, And Today's Hot Mess Of A Press Conference

I watched again and again, as reporters asked President Trump news related questions, and repeatedly rephrased their questions, in hopes of receiving anything close to a credible answer. As he continued to discredit the press by telling them their questions weren’t “nice,” I felt more and more as if I was living in some bizarro universe where the President is actually a huge baby.

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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 concluding in a white savior grand finale?

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