That is just the problem that needs to be fixed and fortunately, some people are coming to their senses.
We have people embodying those who were born different, who live different, and who look different from what we know as the “typical models”. We’ve got Winnie Harlow and Shaun Ross who time and time again show society that beauty is in everyone, no matter what your skin may appear to be. We have Jamie Brewer, the first ever model with Down Syndrome and Jack Eyres the first male amputee model to grace the runway at New York Fashion Week. Not only that, but more older models like Daphne Selfe are also appearing alongside younger ones in various spreads and editorials. A number of campaigns such as Models of Diversity also stand for better representation of people of all colors, shapes, sizes, and ages in fashion. There is also the recent #ImNoAngel campaign which calls for change in fashion’s body image ideals.
- Reign Gonzales
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