Our newest contributor, Jessica Grace White, attended DRESS CODE, an evening celebrating Computer Science + Fashion at Google- Los Angeles for youth and young adults! The event was hosted by Cierra Ramirez from Freeform’s “The Fosters” and also featured panels with CS (Computer science), industry professionals, social media entrepreneurs, and YouTube Creators!

Check out Jessica’s interview footage from Dress CODE below featuring Jon Phenom (Digital Media Strategist), Ishmael Mayhew (Digital Media Strategist- Fashion Branding), Shirin Salemnia (Founder and CEO of PlayWerks and WhizGirls Academy), Darren Moulden (Fashion, lifestyle and travel influencer) and Bria Sullivan (Software Engineer, Google)

Words from Jessica G:

“It was amazing and inspiring to witness a major corporation Google, give back to young people and take a strong stance on this initiative. In this day and time there’s a vast majority of people from other generations that feel as though the internet is unsafe for young people and technology is corrupt with little to no room to inspire the next generation of innovators. Daraiha Greene -Google CS in Media Multicultural Strategy Lead- and her team are strongly changing the narrative of what Tech/ Computer Science for today’s rising generation. Young creatives were encouraged to embrace and develop their education, tech savvy abilities to impact the fashion industry!”

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Urban/Contemporary Gospel Recording Artist and Media Personality, J-Blake White was born in Fort Wayne, IN and raised in Memphis, TN. He grew up in church, with family, and music/arts all around him. He is a huge fan of Gospel/Christian music and has dedicated his life to sharing his faith through music and media. Having been placed in the Top 100 of Fox Network’s hit talent show , American Idol (season 10), White recently released his debut single “Doing Well” gearing up for the release of his very first Ep. He co-hosted a hit radio show entitled “ The Youth Platform Show” on the Stellar Award winning radio station 1480 am WBBP based out of Memphis , TN. His red carpet interviews are known for being lively and captivating with his southern charm and increasing knowledge of the entertainment industry. Some of his favorite Christian and Gospel artists are MercyMe, Fred Hammond, Cece Winans, Jason Nelson, Karen Clark Sheard, Myron Williams, MaryMary, NewsBoys, Kim Burrell, Group 1 Crew, Richard Smallwood, and Lecrae!

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