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OURSOLES: A Space For Us, By Us

We’re all familiar with the mantra, “Be the change that you want to see in this world” and that is exactly what Digital Creator, Mo AKA Mombumbbbaaa did. Mo saw a need and decided to do something about it.
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For Mo, being the change and wanting to see others succeed is how OURSOLES came to be. OURSOLES is a space whose mission is to celebrate masc-presenting women, tomboys, and every woman in between. 
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  Photo Credit: Katie Charlesworth
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“There are so many platforms on social media for women in sneakers but I hadn’t seen enough specifically tailored to this genre of women. I wanted to create this space so that people who look like me were not left behind in this amazing shift of sneaker culture. It’s vital for those that come after us to see themselves represented in this community.”
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Photo Credit: Channing Smith  
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While it’s no secret that sneaker culture and streetwear are largely male dominated spaces, we are slowly but surely seeing more space being created for women. However, the masc-presenting women are still severely underrepresented in a space they heavily contribute to. 
 
“Simply put, not enough people are pressing this issue. So many changes are happening around us and this change has to be put on the ballot. We’re not your typical woman in sneakers, and as the community and industry continues to grow and shift I believe taking steps away from “the typical” is very important work. Creating this platform takes the task of finding masc-presenting women away and I hope somebody in the industry can use OURSOLES as a reference tool and start working with us to further represent the community wholly.” 
 
Photo Credit: Chris Harris
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Mo shares that with the creation of OURSOLES she knows that it will always be a safe space for others like her.  “If nothing happens from starting this community, if nothing changes, we will always have this safe space where we are seen and displayed authentically.” 
 
Mo who has been featured on House of Hoops by Foot Locker and most recently attended the WNBA All Star Weekend events in Chicago with the infamous Jordan brand still has a strong desire to see others win as well. “One goal I have is for at least one person featured on OURSOLES to get an opportunity to work with a major footwear brand. I wanna see somebody from this community in a New Balance campaign or featured on SNKRS app or the confirmed app. I want to see somebody get their flowers.”
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Photo Credit: Channing Smith
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We asked Mo to share one thing she wants the K&F blog readers to know. “I want the K&F gang to know how much we appreciate their support. Allyship goes such a long way and OURSOLES will not be as successful without it. If you see a fellow masc-presenting woman that is killing it please send their profile to us so we can make sure to feature. Also, supporting other platforms like @snkrfolx and @styleandsnks is greatly appreciated.”
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~Erica Britt 

3 comments

  • Looking great.Love you granddaughter.So very proud of you.The sky is the limit for you.👍🙏💯💯💯🙏💯❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Karen Singleton
  • We LOVE Mo! So proud and excited for her.

    EatnSneaks
  • Love it!!

    Yolanda Schells

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