Dr. Crystal deGregory is a profound and provocative storyteller whose insights on black culture – particularly black higher education and college student activism – have had significant application within our coverage of the fashion space and its rising mandate for greater levels of diversity and inclusion. deGregory’s sharp commentary – clearly the product of years of research and grassroots work – on fashion’s deficiencies in recognizing and inviting the contributions of black artists, producers and influencers as well her advice on effective solutions have been an invaluable resource for Footwear News. And her delivery – with original and thought-provoking context as well as a breadth of historical references and appropriate analyses – have made her a voice for her generation.

– Sheena Butler
Senior Business Editor, Footwear News

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