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Hi! I'm Kiana, and I'm raising £15k to create my second lingerie collection that will support literacy programs.
Why is literacy important? According to The National Literacy Trust, "Lacking vital literacy skills holds a person back at every stage of their life. As a child they won't be able to succeed at school, as a young adult they will be locked out of the job market, and as a parent they won't be able to support their own child's learning. This intergenerational cycle makes social mobility and a fairer society more difficult."
Every piece of lingerie is inspired by a piece of literature. My first collection was called The Classics, and they were named after classic novels such as The Scarlet Letter. This second collection will be The Shakespeare collection, and it will be made sustainably and to suit the needs of all women.
I take the phrase “do what you love” quite literally. I love the art behind lingerie and I have always loved reading, writing, watching, and hearing stories. I wasn’t comfortable choosing one over the other, so I put them together and decided to make something out of my two passions. I think life sometimes forces you to be filed under one category, to choose one career path and to possess one label. I have never been satisfied with that. We are all multidimensional humans and it’s important that we are given the space to express the many sides of us. I am lingerie. I am literature. And I’m also so much more.
This is an opportunity to invest in women.
The CEO of Victoria’s Secret is a man.
The CEO and CMO of Calvin Klein are both men.
Agent Provocateur recently brought on a male CEO.
Even the founder and CEO of newly-established Adore Me is a man.