Aja Barber is creating Writing About Sustainable Fashion and Helping You Buy Better
Hi!  I'm Aja Barber!  I'm a writer and fashion consultant.  I run a book club called Aja's Awesome Book Club where we read feminism and race and I write long form in my Instagram captions and on Medium.  My expertise is in race, intersectional feminism and ... fashion (focusing mostly on sustainable fashion).  Whether or not you believe it, the two are actually incredibly connected for me because if you care about all the things which fall under the umbrella of intersectional feminism than you should also care about who makes your clothes, whether they're making a fair wage and what effects fast fashion is having on developing nations (it ain't good, folks). Your subscription allows me to keep making the resources I put out into the world free for all!  It also makes it sustainable for me to write for free and share my work with the world.  Many friends have asked how they could support me as they see value in the work that I do and the conversations I have in the spaces they share.  This is how.

Find me on Instagram if you wish to read daily posts.  It's my full name.
Tiers
Give
$5 or more per month
You clearly enjoy the work that I do and you want to pay me for my Instagram posts that you learned from or that Medium essay that really challenged your way of thinking or for your participation in Aja's Awesome Book Club and the dialogue which is there!  I appreciate it!  Thank you!
Let's Get Cozy
$10 or more per month
Newsletter Time!

I've been thinking about launching a newsletter for some time.  Newsletter will cover what I'm finding interesting on the internet from a variety of free sources.  It will challenge you to do better in every way.  Sometimes it will include pieces that I've shared on Instagram or in other spaces, but the newsletter collates them into one shared space so you can read them at your leisure.  I share a lot and between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you can't see it all.  But with the newsletter, it's all right there.  

Letter's In The Mail
$25 or more per month
Like getting mail?  Not only do you get the newsletter but you'll also get a handwritten very personal postcard from me once a month either from London or Virginia depending on where I am!  I love getting mail and I'm trying my best to get back into the habit of letter writing!  The art form will go away if we don't keep it alive.
Let's Talk Business (30 Minutes)
$50 or more per month

Do you have a small business that does less than $100K a year in sales?  This is the tier for you!  (I'm going off the honor system people ... if you work for a multi national corporation and will be using my services to help you in your job, you need to pay full price).  But for anyone who runs a small business and wants to make sure they're building a business which is ethical, sustainable and inclusive ... I'll give you half an hour every month to hammer out some ideas with me.


Ultimately I want to see all businesses do better.  Less black face and more true solidarity.  But I believe nothing ever changes if we're waiting on big business to do it.

Let's Talk Fashion
$100 or more per month
Have you ever dreamed about having a personal shopper but didn't think you could afford one?  I'm bringing my services to the comforts of your home (at a bargain rate because I love you)!  Unlike the personal shoppers offered by stores for free, there is no pressure to buy from any one brand or not but I will focus on which brands are more sustainable than others.  Not only do you get the newsletter as well, but you also a get an hour long monthly one on one Google hang out, fashion consultation with me.   In your consultation we can get a lot done.  Here's an example of SOME of the things we can do in an hour:


-  Let's look at individual pieces in your wardrobe and decide whether they still serve you well or if they need to go. Wardrobe clean out is a problem for everyone I know.  This process usually takes more than one session depending on the size of your wardrobe.


-  Let's make your wardrobe more sustainable and help you find brands you'll enjoy. We'll use my wealth of knowledge from my time in the fashion industry to talk about whether or not certain brands are sustainable and where your money is best spent if you're trying to leave a smaller carbon footprint on Earth.


-  Let's make new outfits out of the pieces you already have for some creative combos (perhaps with the purchase of one or two new accessories).  Chances are you have a lot of good stuff in your wardrobe already that you aren't wearing.


-  Let's figure out what you're going to wear for a special occasion, narrow down choices.


-  Let's make a capsule wardrobe curating.  Having problems getting dressed in the morning?  Spoiled for choice?  Let's go back to basics with some amazing pieces (which may already exist in your wardrobe).


-  I can review online purchases before you make them and help you navigate shopping online in a way which works for you.


(And if you have a question you're dying to ask about race or have a sticky situation involving racism, we can maybe talk through that too ... )

Goals
28% complete
When I hit 2500 Patrons a month, I'll make my newsletter free for all, with action items for how we hold corporations responsible for polluting and fast fashion accountable.  I don't believe in paywalls forever and I want everyone to participate in this movement.
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Hi!  I'm Aja Barber!  I'm a writer and fashion consultant.  I run a book club called Aja's Awesome Book Club where we read feminism and race and I write long form in my Instagram captions and on Medium.  My expertise is in race, intersectional feminism and ... fashion (focusing mostly on sustainable fashion).  Whether or not you believe it, the two are actually incredibly connected for me because if you care about all the things which fall under the umbrella of intersectional feminism than you should also care about who makes your clothes, whether they're making a fair wage and what effects fast fashion is having on developing nations (it ain't good, folks). Your subscription allows me to keep making the resources I put out into the world free for all!  It also makes it sustainable for me to write for free and share my work with the world.  Many friends have asked how they could support me as they see value in the work that I do and the conversations I have in the spaces they share.  This is how.

Find me on Instagram if you wish to read daily posts.  It's my full name.

Recent posts by Aja Barber

Tiers
Give
$5 or more per month
You clearly enjoy the work that I do and you want to pay me for my Instagram posts that you learned from or that Medium essay that really challenged your way of thinking or for your participation in Aja's Awesome Book Club and the dialogue which is there!  I appreciate it!  Thank you!
Let's Get Cozy
$10 or more per month
Newsletter Time!

I've been thinking about launching a newsletter for some time.  Newsletter will cover what I'm finding interesting on the internet from a variety of free sources.  It will challenge you to do better in every way.  Sometimes it will include pieces that I've shared on Instagram or in other spaces, but the newsletter collates them into one shared space so you can read them at your leisure.  I share a lot and between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you can't see it all.  But with the newsletter, it's all right there.  

Letter's In The Mail
$25 or more per month
Like getting mail?  Not only do you get the newsletter but you'll also get a handwritten very personal postcard from me once a month either from London or Virginia depending on where I am!  I love getting mail and I'm trying my best to get back into the habit of letter writing!  The art form will go away if we don't keep it alive.
Let's Talk Business (30 Minutes)
$50 or more per month

Do you have a small business that does less than $100K a year in sales?  This is the tier for you!  (I'm going off the honor system people ... if you work for a multi national corporation and will be using my services to help you in your job, you need to pay full price).  But for anyone who runs a small business and wants to make sure they're building a business which is ethical, sustainable and inclusive ... I'll give you half an hour every month to hammer out some ideas with me.


Ultimately I want to see all businesses do better.  Less black face and more true solidarity.  But I believe nothing ever changes if we're waiting on big business to do it.

Let's Talk Fashion
$100 or more per month
Have you ever dreamed about having a personal shopper but didn't think you could afford one?  I'm bringing my services to the comforts of your home (at a bargain rate because I love you)!  Unlike the personal shoppers offered by stores for free, there is no pressure to buy from any one brand or not but I will focus on which brands are more sustainable than others.  Not only do you get the newsletter as well, but you also a get an hour long monthly one on one Google hang out, fashion consultation with me.   In your consultation we can get a lot done.  Here's an example of SOME of the things we can do in an hour:


-  Let's look at individual pieces in your wardrobe and decide whether they still serve you well or if they need to go. Wardrobe clean out is a problem for everyone I know.  This process usually takes more than one session depending on the size of your wardrobe.


-  Let's make your wardrobe more sustainable and help you find brands you'll enjoy. We'll use my wealth of knowledge from my time in the fashion industry to talk about whether or not certain brands are sustainable and where your money is best spent if you're trying to leave a smaller carbon footprint on Earth.


-  Let's make new outfits out of the pieces you already have for some creative combos (perhaps with the purchase of one or two new accessories).  Chances are you have a lot of good stuff in your wardrobe already that you aren't wearing.


-  Let's figure out what you're going to wear for a special occasion, narrow down choices.


-  Let's make a capsule wardrobe curating.  Having problems getting dressed in the morning?  Spoiled for choice?  Let's go back to basics with some amazing pieces (which may already exist in your wardrobe).


-  I can review online purchases before you make them and help you navigate shopping online in a way which works for you.


(And if you have a question you're dying to ask about race or have a sticky situation involving racism, we can maybe talk through that too ... )