Our next #PassionPreview comes from Kyle Rice, a NYC-based graphic designer: “My passions always change, but right now it's educating on social issues (mainly feminism + racism) & fashion consumerism.”
Why these social issues? "So many students are not active within social engagement, and that is partly due to a system where schools are being underfunded and educators aren't receiving proper training to handle or educate on current social issues. Fashion has always been an interest since I was a kid, but it wasn't until I moved to New York that I saw it as a career option."
To someone that doesn’t like educating on social issues: “I don't think there is such a thing as not liking a passion (or anything for that matter). Rather it is through a lack of knowledge that people reject ideas and assume based on their own notions of right and wrong. So what I would say in response are my own ideas or ideas that I have read and studied, but in a calm manner rather than fighting with aggression. Knowledge is a privilege that not everyone has so I cannot get upset when someone doesn't understand my passion.”
To someone interested in education of social issues: “Let's talk. I love the idea of starting a conversation about old and new ideas (I produced a magazine around this idea). Anyone at any age can have a great idea so I'm interested in engaging all different kinds of people. No matter how long I've been in the industry, there is always an opportunity to learn something from someone that is just getting started.”
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