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Friday, June 10, 2016
SL Video: "The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 38: Eboni Khan "
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By Draxtor Despress on June 8, "'My income from my Second Life sales enabled me to raise my son after I was laid off during the recession!' says fashion designer Eboni Khan who started her Hucci brand of virtual female clothing over 10 years ago: 'I think SL has helped many single mothers to become independent business owners that way. The barrier of entry is low and - if you are good and work hard - you can immediately build up an international customer base!'
"And as one may expect - since Eboni Khan is mostly known for making high quality shoes and sexy dresses - she is unapologetic when it comes to the often heard criticism that VR is nothing more than escapism: 'Everyone needs a bit of escapism when life is hard. There is absolutely nothing wrong with living a glorious fantasy life online!'
"A college graduate who grew up in a middle class family surrounded by academics, Eboni Khan credits her interactions in Second Life for becoming a more tolerant person: 'You meet people from all walks of life and all age groups. It forces you to question your own assumptions about people who are different from you, every day. We become more open rather than closed in an environment like this!'"