Growing up, Shelby remembers being the kid that devoured fashion magazines and put flamboyant outfits together, but also having a real love for history, specifically Black history. So, she decided to pursue both. With an already-established love for fashion, Shelby began her undergraduate journey at North Carolina A&T State University, the largest HBCU in the nation, majoring in fashion merchandising but then switching to studying race, class, and culture, allowing herself to fulfill her desires within the history discipline. To get her fashion fix, she took time off to complete various magazine internships, including at W and InStyle. “I intended to become a fashion journalist, but that’s when print publications were a little shaky and starting to close. So I thought, Maybe marketing. That looks a little bit more stable. It’s a little more corporate over there and the coin…

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