Lisa D. Brathwaite

BIO

LISA D. BRATHWAITE is a purveyor of creative self-expression. She loves playing dress-up (still!), her family, finding herself in art spaces, and writing whatever suits her in a given moment. Miles of Style: Eunice W. Johnson and the Ebony Fashion Fair is her debut children’s book. Lisa studied family and community development at the University of Maryland at College Park, graduating with a degree in Community Studies and a concentration in public policy and the Black community. She is a New Jersey native and has been designing her adult life in Atlanta, GA.

 

MILES OF STYLE: EUNICE W. JOHNSON AND THE EBONY FASHION FAIR

Miles of Style: Eunice W. Johnson And The Ebony Fashion Fairillustrated by Lynn Gaines, is a chic biography capturing the indomitable spirit of Eunice W. Johnson, the woman who stylishly curated a world of high fashion for largely Black audiences for more than 50 years. After helping her husband, John H. Johnson, found Ebony magazine, it quickly became the premiere lifestyle publication for mid-century Black readers. Then Eunice launched a project that would change fashion forever–the Ebony Fashion Fair. This premier fashion show traveled around the nation and raised millions of dollars for community organization. Brathwaite is a winner of Lee & Low’s New Voices award. Miles of Style celebrates a visionary who used her influence to inspire and showcase the strength and beauty of the Black community.