Asia Jackson has been breaking barriers in media for women of color. She’s pioneered for activism pertaining to individualism and being proud of one’s culture and background. Her collaboration with UPRISERS, a community-driven streetwear brand dedicated to amplifying impactful and authentic stories, marks another accomplishment for Asia. The brand teams up with activists, trendsetters, and warriors of change to mobilize and transform communities and Asia Jackson is a perfect fit.
The collaboration collection is exclusively available for Pacsun starting December 2nd and includes university-esque apparel like shirts, long sleeves, and sweaters that were co-designed by Asia. She mentions that this collaboration is more than creating apparel as it’s an opportunity to show the importance of representation. This is Asia’s next step to continue sharing her-story and building empathy among each other.
“Anyone who works in this industry knows that opportunities like these don’t come by very often for women, let alone women of color. So i’m super grateful to pacsun for giving me and @weareuprisers this incredible opportunity, as well as to YOU guys for your overwhelming + continued support!”
Cover Photo Credit: UPRISERS Website
With a new viral video or meme popping up on social media every day, the world of social media continues to grow at a rapid pace. We can easily get lost in the spectrum of social networks and definitely miss some influencers worth following and getting to know. Here is our first-ever list of a few Filipino American Social Influencers you should give a follow to right now.
In no particular order here we go:
Nick Urteaga @coastalflicks
Nick is a Creative Director and Big and Tall Menswear Influencer. He recently went viral, showcasing his style and proving that bigger guys can be stylish too. So if you are looking to understand fit and style and want to get creative with your videos and photos, Nick is an excellent account to follow. His tips and tricks can be found on IG Reels.
Azia Celestino @aziacelestino
Azia is News Personality and TV Host currently on Cheddar News. In the early months of the pandemic, Azia found a new audience on Tik Tok and IG Reels, sharing news updates from the comfort of her own home with #KeepitShort with Azia. To date, she has over 2 million likes on Tik Tok. She was formerly on Channel One News and Complex Hustle.
Francis Kenneth @franciskenneth
Francis is a US Navy Veteran, musician, and blogger. He’s a Social Influencer in the Menswear and Lifestyle space and has worked with worldwide brands such as Nike and Mazda. If you are trying to connect the business behind the influence, Francis is a great example of that. Check him out on Instagram.
Asia Jackson @aasian
Asia is an Actress and Content Creator. She created a social movement called #MagandangMorenx, which translates to “beautiful brown skin.” The movement is dedicated to challenging the traditionally enforced beauty standards within mainstream Filipino media and combating colorism within the culture. Asia can be found across all socials. I would definitely recommend checking out her Youtube Channel.
Nava Rose @thenavarose
Nava is a Fashion Lifestyle Content Creator all over social media. Her fashion tips, DIYs, and obsession with BTS have garnered her a Youtube following of over 1.2 million subscribers. The Ellen Show took notice and even gave her a digital show called “Nava on the Fly” on ellentube.
Now we know that there are so many more Filipino American Influencers out there for all of us to discover so let keep us in the loop! Follow us on our socials and leave a comment to let us know who we should look out for next.
Also, stay tuned for more social influencer lists from the Philippines and all around the world coming soon!