Meet Gigi McMillan
Gigi McMillan is the Founder of Purple Runway, Chief Creative Officer of Kamisol Style Consultancy, and co-founder of iTHRIVE Sisterhood. She’s also a member of the local chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, an organization who, among other things, advocates to increase understanding of mental within high schools to avoid shame and ridicule surrounding depression and other signs of possible mental illness.
A domestic violence survivor herself, Gigi launched the dynamic awareness platform, which marries fashion + advocacy, in 2015 to create a safe environment for survivors to share stories, recognize community champions and organizations, and serve as a dedicated hub where thrivers meet to celebrate healthier, happier lives after trauma while standing in the gap for those still in the struggle.
As a founding member of a new project called iTHRIVE Sisterhood, Gigi takes part in a collaboration of socially conscious women leaders committed to bringing women together in support of other women, from all walks of life, to authentically be, and create the SHE within to impact the world as only she can.
Over the years, Gigi has shown great commitment to nurturing the community of survivors and thrivers with an emphasis on mental health wellness, holistic healing, and sisterhood through the Purple Runway annual event and fundraiser.