HOLR is sitting down to chat with entrepreneur and activist sister-duo Justice + Nia Faith!

Entrepreneur and activist sister-duo Justice + Nia Faith, are sitting down with HOLR to have an in-depth chat about some exciting new projects and updates! The pair have been featured on 2023’s Forbes 30 Under 30 in recognition of their game-changing work with Révolutionnaire (a dancewear line for dancers of color), and are continuing to create the change that they want to see in the world.
Keep reading to learn all about how Justice and Nia Faith got started in the space, the process of growing Révolutionnaire, their partnership with Roots, and what’s next for the dynamic duo!

Talk to us about how you got started in the space.

Nia: Growing up as a Black ballerina, I would go shopping with my friends who would be able to purchase their dancewear and go straight to class whereas I would have to go home and dye everything because there was nothing available for dancers of color. At 12 years old, I met Misty Copeland and she spoke about how she also had to dye her dancewear. Misty’s words inspired me to make my dream of a more inclusive dance world a reality. At 17, I launched The Rév Shop by Révolutionnaire as the country’s first inclusive dancewear company. The response from dancers of color who were excited by no longer having to dye their apparel gave me the motivation to consider how representation and empowerment could help other young people start their own revolutions and make a difference across causes.
Justice: After seeing how Nia sparked a revolution in the dance world, I wanted all young people with a dream to be able to start their own revolutions and make a difference. This motivated me to quit my corporate job at McKinsey and Company in the middle of the pandemic to grow Révolutionnaire into a movement, empowering youth with the tools needed to make an impact. I want to create a future where every young person is equipped to make their communities and our world better.

You were featured on 2024’s Forbes 30 Under 30 in recognition of your work with Révolutionnaire. Tell us more about how you are committed to creating the change that you want to see in the world.

We empower young people to make their voices heard, take action, and have the tools needed to make a positive impact. We are proud to have created Révolutionnaire to inspire people globally to celebrate diversity and make a difference in their communities. Through Révolutionnaire, we leverage content and speaking engagements to inspire and educate as well as our RévCommunity platform and large-scale community service initiatives to provide hands-on experience.

Can you talk to us about how you recently partnered with Roots on the “Meet a Revolutionary” video series- what is it about? 

Content has a unique way of engaging people to change hearts and minds and ultimately inspire action. Through our Meet a Revolutionary series in collaboration with Roots, we interviewed six changemakers and community leaders from across the country about how they are making a difference and how others can do the same. We are proud to have also partnered with Rogers on our docu-series Be Revolutionary highlighting the work of Canadian luminaries who are dedicated to making a difference. Most recently, we have also partnered with United Nations Climate Change on Climate Conversations, an interview series co-hosted and co-executive produced by us, featuring the head of United Nations Climate Change.

We also hear that you guys are working on AFTER THE BALL with Boost CYAC in Toronto. What can you tell us about working on the event, and what can people expect from it? 

We are proud to be the inaugural co-chairs of AFTER THE BALL in support of Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) taking place in Toronto on June 20th. AFTER THE BALL will convene Canada’s next generation of leaders, tastemakers, and emerging philanthropists for a night of music, dancing, and celebration. 100% of ticket sales will go directly to Boost CYAC and raise vital funds for their work supporting victims of child abuse. It means a lot to us to launch a youth-led philanthropic initiative that is in support of the young people who are most in need in our city.

What’s next for you?

Following our work with Roots and L’Oréal’s Essie nail polish, we are excited to be continuing our inclusive collaborations with a line of inclusive eyewear dropping this fall. We’ve designed this collection with something for everyone to feel seen, recognized, and celebrated. We are proud that this inclusive collection has such a diverse variety of frame shapes, colors, and sizes allowing everyone to find a frame that makes them feel confident and empowered.
Follow Nia and Justice on Instagram: @niafaith & @thejusticefaith

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