In celebration of Black History Month, NYLON is running a spotlight series called UNAPOLOGETIC. Every day, we’ll celebrate different aspects of black culture through profiles, interviews, roundtables, reviews, videos, and op-eds. #Blacklivesmatter and we hold that truth to be self-evident.
It can feel overwhelming merely living and breathing while black. We wanted to find a way to send an uplifting message of our own, so we asked 16 black creatives to share one piece of advice they would tell a black kid living in America today. Click through the gallery bellow and let their words sink in.
If you want to continue to celebrate UNAPOLOGETIC with us, we're selling some limited-edition merchandise at the NYLONshop; 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to #BlackLivesMatter.