This spring, Azara Bernard, 18, turned to her sister, Archel Bernard, a designer in her native Liberia, to whip up a dress for her prom in Atlanta. “I wanted to wear the most beautiful and vibrant blue print I could find, one that would highlight my difference,” she said.
“I feel like our generation is getting more proud of where we come from,” she went on. “We’re our own little African goddesses. I want to represent that.”
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