Here, we rebel against all historically oppressive structures and systems by empowering ourselves with the knowledge of our past, present, and future. Our goal is to remind you of one very important thing: "Once you free the mind, anything is possible."
What is Social Uplift?
The Social Uplift page is how T’kor Couture shows you what we care about most! You'll learn about important terms related to fashion, history, and culture. You'll both explore and contribute to amazing foundations working to help marginalized communities. And, you'll have fun by catching up on what’s happening in pop culture and reading about different artists, authors, public figures, and other icons that inspire our work! We write every single article, define every term, and promote every foundation with as much care and attention as we use to craft our clothing. By giving you an introduction to important topics and foundations, we hope to inspire you to learn more and empower yourself to use your talents and knowledge to make a positive impact on yourself and society.
Understand Our Language
Jean Michel Basquiat’s crown motif has become a timeless and recognizable symbol in popular culture. The crown is a rejection of norms commandeered by Western and European authorities and recognizes the majesty of underrepresented influencers and heroes. From artists on the mainstage to everyday people in their communities, the crown is a headpiece made for everyone.
This term was coined by Black women through the 1950s and 1970s during the Black Power movement. Black women’s fashion choices became galvanizing symbols of gender and political expression. Soul provided a cultural language where Black people could talk about slavery and colonialism by using style and fashion as a tool of resistance and activism.
Du Bois introduces this concept in his work “The Souls of Black Folk” and defines it as the struggle African-Americans face to remain true to Black culture while at the same time conforming to the dominant white society.
A deep struggle between dichotomies; a fight inside oneself, between good and evil, hardship and success, perceived self-worth and marginalization, divinity and destitution.
Our goal is to give back power to those who have had it stripped from them. Regardless of your race, or gender, or background, you have the right to feel empowered. You have the right to lift your head proudly and embrace every aspect of yourself. You have the right to live your fullest, freest, most joyful life.