It’s a Thursday evening, and I’m starting a fashion blog.
I’m going to admit it: I didn’t see this one coming. I started @absolutedax, a fashion Instagram account, a couple months ago with the encouragement of my coworkers, mostly for the amusement of my friends and family, but as I found myself more and more exposed to the fabulous world of #Instafashion, I felt myself filled with purpose.
Four months ago, I’d say my purpose in life was to bring laughter to the faces of loved ones, to pet ALL the dogs in the world, and to show people how incredible math (yes, math) is.
My newest purposes are the reason I’ve started this blog:
- To encourage others to live (and dress) outside of the box,
- To add some color to a predominantly white fashion landscape (where are the minorities at?), and
- To be my best self.
My journey to self-acceptance has been a rollercoaster with rickety seats, but as a result of the ride, I can now express myself confidently through fashion. I’m not by nature an overtly confident person – in fact, I’m often the opposite – but fashion is one of the few realms in which I feel no doubt at all.
In fact, it’s one of the few areas in which some might call me “daring”…