“My grandma was so strong. She was not only courageous in her style, she was courageous in the things that she [did] in life. She was a woman and back then being a woman was not enough, but she decided ‘I’m going to be enough.'” ~Joy Ragland, Actress & Model

In this video letter, Empty Hanger host Hélène Biandudi Hofer poses the following question to her cousin: “How did Grandma Beulah’s influence ultimately your sense of style?”

Connected Threads is a video letter series for The Empty Hanger examining the thoughts, questions, and perceptions we have about clothing. This series looks at the impact and influence of the varied aspects of dress and fashion on its greatest consumers: every day people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.

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