Next up in the Keep Indiana Learning: Black Excellence Series is a conversation with Danisha Brown. Danisha holds a special place in my heart because I met her when she was in high school. At the time, I was completing my studies at Purdue University in English Education. My husband, whom I met at Purdue, and I decided to join Second Baptist Church in Lafayette, IN. I became the ministry leader of the Drama Ministry, and she signed up to be in a play.
As a young high school student, she drew sketches, and she even started making lingerie that her mother would sell. She had big dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Her dreams came true. It is a wonderful experience to see a young person’s dreams come to life even if everyone can’t see the vision.
Danisha went on to earn a B.S. in Fashion Design through the Art Institute of Indianapolis. She currently resides in Indiana but teaches in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the University of Cincinnati twice a week. She teaches courses such as design communication, apparel analysis, and fashion studio. She is also the owner of Swim with Poppies.
Through her perseverance and hard work, she has become a rising star in swim suit design. Her designs have been seen on the runway during Miami Fashion Week and in USA Today. She was also featured in Essence magazine.
To learn more about Danisha Brown, check out our interview.
Photo by Allison Shelley for EDUimages
“Math! It’s not going anywhere. It’s always there!”
— Danisha Brown