Taylor took it upon herself to create the United States President Joe Biden 2021 and VP Harris Inauguration Day T-Shirt it is in the first place but space she wished she’d had all along. In 2018, she took to Instagram to announce the creation of what would become Unplug Collective. She remembers that the caption went something like: “I don’t know how to do this thing, but I’m just going to start it. It’s not going to be about me. It’s going to be about you guys. So if you guys have stories, I’m going to help you edit them.” Now, people can submit their stories on the collective’s website; managing editors Lia James and Sarah DeSouza make selections from there. A visit to Unplug’s site provides a sense of comfort and assurance in an acutely lonely time. Seeing vulnerable stories and challenging experiences collected in one place is a reminder that no matter how painful or isolating one moment might be, we’re never truly alone.
Nya in The Unplug Collective’s “Dear Fashion Industry Campaign”