Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed and connected.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Michelle Hanabusa: Founder and Creative Director of WEAREUPRISERS - AHN Top 50 Unsung Heroes 2021
February 16, 2021
No items found.
"If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough."
After a career ending injury in figure skating, Michelle K. Hanabusa pivoted and dived into design and contemporary fashion. She worked for high-profile companies like BCBGMAXAZRIA and AEG. Following her time in the corporate world, she endured trial and error venture-backed experiences pioneering her own entrepreneurial narrative in 2016. As projects evolved, the name matured into WEAREUPRISERS, a community-driven streetwear brand. Since its start in 2019, the brand's core DNA is rooted in valuing collaborations with activists, trendsetters, and warriors of change to amplify impactful and authentic stories to mobilize change.
Please check out our Patreon We want AHN to continue to be meaningful and give back to the Asian community. If you enjoy our AHN Top 50 Unsung Heroes 2021 and would like to contribute to our future, we hope you’ll consider becoming a patron.