“I was going through a rough patch.
I had a child and I was having a hard time finding work.
It was tough to make money on the side.
But I had this feeling that I was doing something that was important, something that I could contribute to.””
I thought, ‘I can get the job done, I can be a good role model for my child.’
I started writing about fashion, and I didn’t do it as a hobby.
I thought it would help my child,” says Tod Brown, author of the new book, Fashion as a Journey.
“And it’s working.”
Brown, who grew up in a working-class household, was a fashion consultant for her mother’s business, a small clothing store.
“I always thought fashion was important,” she says.
“When I was growing up, the kids in my school wore shorts and a t-shirt.
They wore jeans and shirts.””
It was a way for us to show our individuality,” she continues.
“We could dress up, but we didn’t have to.
I always thought it was a privilege to be able to dress as a woman, to wear dresses and heels.”
But she was never able to get a job in the fashion industry.
“It was hard to find a job.
And I was in a very small business, where I could not make enough money to survive,” she recalls.
“My husband worked at a nearby mall, so we didn