These Toronto Sisters Created a Platform To Help Young Activists Take Action
Nia Faith always wanted to become a dancer. However, by the age of 11 she says she already noticed there were prejudices holding her back in the world of ballet. She would hear things like “Nia you aren’t the typical dancer” or “your muscles are too bulky” or the fact she would have to dye her dance clothing because there were no black options.
Nia kept her composure until her later years when she realized all of the problems arose from her skin tone. That’s when Nia decided to start Révolutionaire, an apparel store and small social media platform, in 2019.
For the past two years Nia was concentrating her efforts on making the dance community more inclusive. It wasn’t until her older sister had an idea: What if there are other people like Nia?
Why not create a platform that not only caters to the apparel inclusivity of dance but a place to connect with like-minded people and find information and tools to potentially help make a change? That’s exactly what the sisters did.
Set to launch this spring, their newly redesigned Révolutionaire platform will be dedicated to all of those aspects, helping make a better future for the dreamers of tomorrow.
Révolutionaire’s main topics of activism are: POC, food, housing and income.