Real change requires empathy, argues Randi Gloss, an everyday action that we must express time and time again. We need to put ourselves in the shoes of others, trying to share the trauma and pain. A tweet, status update, or hashtag is simply not enough. Empathy requires practice, for us to step away from our identities and labels. Are you willing to make the effort? Randi Gloss is a DC-raised social entrepreneur, activist & writer. Her brand GLOSSRAGS, is committed to conscious consumerism through critically crafted designs that are a catalyst for social activism & discourse.

GLOSSRAGS’ signature “And Counting” Collection of apparel does the necessary work of memorializing black men and women who’ve lost their lives at the hands of police and trigger- happy citizens. In May 2017, Randi was recognized as one of ESSENCE Magazine’s Woke 100.

Randi engages academic and professional communities around the topics of privilege, courageous conversations, and productive through workshops, seminars and lectures.

Randi is working to produce meaningful media focused on telling critical, unheard narratives of Black Americans. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, Complex, The Fader, ESSENCE, Nylon Magazine and other publications.