Ashley Graham Speaks About White Privilege
Supermodel, Ashley Graham, got real about white privilege in her recent feature with New York Magazine, and her realizations are pretty refreshing.
While she discussed her breakthrough success as one of the top curvy models of the fashion world, she made sure to talk about how much easier it was for her compared to others.
“I know I’m on this pedestal because of white privilege. To not see black or Latina women as famous in my industry is crazy! I have to talk about it. I want to give those women kudos because they are the ones who paved the way for me.”
It’s awesome that Graham has paved the road for other curvy models, but what’s even better? She’s aware that there are others, including her friends who are also models, who don’t receive the same opportunities because of the color of their skin.
While there’s a lot more work to do in terms of diversifying the modeling industry. We hope that people can take small steps to get there.
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