Nia Sioux Has a Message for Bullies and Body Shamers

Photos by Ji Lee for Popular Poison

By Brianna Moné

You can miss Nia Sioux with any negativity. And if you’re trying to come through with the shade, don’t @ her.

“Whenever someone says something negative, I try not to think about it because I feel like so often we think about that one thing that someone says, and there’s 10 other people who have said such nice things about you,” Nia shares. “You have to focus on the positive things … those are the most important.”

And that’s exactly what she’s doing with her latest collection for Popular Poison, which dropped today and is all about #goodvibesonly. The spring line is filled with cute tees and crop tops that convey empowerment and self-love. “You can never have too much positivity,” says Nia. “It never goes out of style, and it’s never just for one season.”

Having dealt with her own incidences of trolling and cyberbullying, Nia legit gets how much it can affect someone’s life. She understands that words have power. She also understands that that power can go both ways — and her way chooses to let you be great. “I think this line is a reminder to the people who are bullies and body shamers because we’re rising above that, and we don’t care what you have to say,” she says. “It’s about girl power and not putting girls against girls, and making sure we support each other. I’m hoping that the line will inspire girls to be nicer.”

Choosing the quotes and phrases that adorn each tee was a process Nia was very involved in, and her personal fave? “Kind Girls Are My Kinda Girls.” Others include positive reminders such as, “Good Life Only,” “More Self Love,” “Girls Just Want Equal Power,” and more.

“I feel like with so many girls nowadays, it’s a competition, which is not cool,” says Nia. “I don’t feel like we need to be in competition with each other because everyone is unique and different. No one needs to try to be someone else.”

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