Meet Dahlia

RESPECT! That is what women deserve in the sneaker community so my goal is for you to meet some of these women via my blog so you can get an understanding on how they feel. There are 3 major questions that come to mind for this topic:

What does respect female sneakerheads mean to you?

Who is one woman in the sneaker community you look up to and why?

If you could change one thing about how women are treated and/or perceived in the sneaker community, what would it be?

Who else is better to learn from then the women within the community? Today we will hear from Dahlia, a woman who is more then just a sneakerhead! Dahlia works in supply chain and strategy for footlocker, she is a mother, a stylist, and a model who enjoys fashion, sports, and fitness. Let’s hear what respect female sneakerheads means to Dahlia!

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What does respect female sneakerheads mean to you?

Respect female sneaker heads means to be more inclusive and create a sense of belonging for women in the sneaker industry. It seems that women are starting to get a seat at the table, but that’s where it stops. It’s more than just a seat at the table, how about asking us what we want for dessert AND picking up the tab — we’ve earned it. It’s obvious how limited the space is for women; it’s evident in women’s releases. I’m happy that more women are creating platforms like this to highlight women, it’s necessary. Sneakers are only part of the issue — it’s women in sports or women in anything male dominated. I’m optimistic, we’re making strides and I’ll continue to do my part to make it easier for the women coming up behind me.

Who is one woman in the sneaker community you look up to and why?

One woman in the sneaker industry, and there are so so many would be Vashtie. It’s kind of hard not to keep highlighting her when she was the first to design a Jordan. 2010 seems like so long ago but a lot happened for me in 2010. I graduated high school and started college that year. Purple, specifically lavender was also my favorite color at that time. My room is actually still painted lavender. That drop was so memorable for me and will always stick with me, though I wasn’t lucky enough to cop a pair back then.

If you could change one thing about how women are treated and/or perceived in the sneaker community, what would it be?

If I could change one thing about how women are perceived it would be that we don’t know anything about sneakers. We have a fresh pair of 1s on and people assume we don’t know what we’re wearing or the history behind it. I wish people gave us more credit or would simply mind their own business.

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Dahlia shares some amazing points, why does a woman’s involvement stop at simply one seat at a table? We need more and we deserve MORE! If we received the proper respect we would have more so I truly hope these words from words from Dahlia gave you some good insight on where she stands! We will continue to show up and show others how amazing and talented we we truly are, even outside of sneakers!

Be sure to check out Dahlia’s website to learn more about her and her background!

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