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On the latest episode of The Dropcast, hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon break down the best of Paris Fashion Week. We’re joined by journalist, entrepreneur, and speaker Noor Tagouri. She was recently featured in an editorial in Vogue magazine, but unfortunately the Libyan-American activist and media figure was misidentified as Pakistani actor and model Noor Bukhari.

We talk about this experience and place it in the context of a larger conversation about inclusivity and diversity in fashion, media, and beyond. Things get really real as we share our own stories about microaggressions and power structures in the workplace that can be hard for people of color to identify and overcome. The conversation shifts towards why it’s important for people from marginalized communities to rise to positions of power, especially in creative industries.

Of course, no Dropcast would really be complete without straight-up jawns talk, of which there’s plenty. Noor also weighs in on some of the couture collections just shown in Paris, and we talk about why it’s important to support independent designers—especially ones of color. Listener voicemails also share their thoughts on whether or not fashion has become more inclusive than ever.

If you liked this episode, and to give feedback on future episodes—or even just share your own struggles with inclusivity at work—call the Dropcast Hotline at 833-HIGHSNOB (833-444-4766). See you next week!

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Words by Noah Thomas
Digital Fashion Editor