Welcome to the first of a series of posts featuring interviews with our models!
Up first... the crazy smart and beautiful Kāsí.
Who are you?
What are some of the hats that you wear on a daily basis?
I am a mother, a wife, a Science nerd, Biology major, environmentalist, educator at the Butterfly Pavilion, and Danzante (even though it's been a while)
What’s your ethnic background and where are you from?
I am of mixed heritage, I am a mix of European, Native American, some African American and who knows what else haha. I grew up in Fort Collins since I was 9, moved to Denver after high school.
What made you decide to model for R.O.S.E.?
I stand behind the vision and goals of this clothing line. I believe there is an urgent need for education around the world. Women around the world deserve a shot at their dreams, education can help them get that shot. I also believe in the environmental aspect that this clothing line has brought into play. Making leggings out of recycled plastic water bottles is brilliant and that alone could change the fashion industry. I also love promoting education and with the school supply theme I can do that without even having to say a word. Plus, the leggings are so soft, comfy and really cute.
Kāsí modeling our Composition Notebook leggings.
What goal did you recently achieve?
Recently I graduated with my B.S. in Biology, I also studied chemistry and water studies.
What’s the next goal on your list?
The next goal on my list is to continue going after my passion of preserving water and spreading awareness about this shrinking resource. We need to have more focused efforts on cleaning up our oceans.
Kāsí modeling our Black Pencil leggings.
Who/What inspires you?
People inspire me everyday, I see kindness and hope, Heather inspires me, she believes in a better future and she doesn't just believe it, she goes after it. My great grandma Virginia Jackson inspired me, she was a beautiful soul who cared so much for people, animals, the planet. She showed me how to be kind, but also fearless and that you can't be stopped unless you believe it. She always said “pretty is as pretty does” which seems so simple but it has stuck with me and made me look deeper to find true beauty.
What’s your take on education?
I think education is so imperative, education is something that no one can take from you. I believe that people are empowered by getting an education, people can open Pandora's box of possibilities when they have the opportunity to pursue an education.
What is your educational background?
I have a B.S. in Biology with a double minor in chemistry and I'm almost done with the water studies portion. I am a lifelong learner and will always strive for further education.
Kāsí modeling our Yellow Pencil leggings.
How do you make positive change in this world?
I try to create positive change by educating people about water and animals and the planet and how we can make slight adjustments in our lives to consume less and give back more. I support others trying to do the same things. I empower myself through education and I encourage others to do the same.
How do you think others can make a difference?
others can use less on a daily basis, we can all be more aware about our environment and how everything depends on everything else. The realisation that we are not separate from everything and everyone else, but we are all one biosphere, interconnected and interdependent on one another. We all need to succeed for the sake of the planet we live and depend on, the need for girls and everyone to be educated is a need we all share.
Thank you Kāsí!
Stay on the lookout for our next model interview with Veronica.
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HALF of proceeds from this first collection goes to She's The First who provides scholarships to girls in low-income countries with the goal of creating first-generation graduates and our next generation of global leaders.
The acronym R.O.S.E. means: Respect others, self, environment.
Our Mission: To inspire, educate & create positive change by supporting non-profits and their causes through fashion.