“…when I put on my stole, my robe, and my cute heels, it is just a reminder that this is the authority and the position that I’m in because a lot of times it’s put down as a woman. And particularly in the Lutheran church, as a black woman, where that isn’t seen as often, I have to walk into my authority in that clothing.”

~ Imani O’Lear, Lutheran Minister

On this episode of Decoding Dress, host Hélène Biandudi Hofer looks into the apparel of religious leaders, in particular, a Lutheran minister who views her platform as an opportunity to share a message of social justice and love – in part, through her chosen garments.

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