The iconic Munroe Bergdorf covers Teen Vogue this month, writing on Twitter:
“I really don’t have the words to describe how this feels. As a Black, queer, transgender woman, I never ever thought that I could be on the cover of Vogue.
“But here we are! Dreams do come true.”
In the interview, Bergdorf said she embraces the title “activist” but that it is “often listlessly tagged onto other models for simply existing.”
“It’s ruthless,” she mused, “you can’t just be a model. You need to be a trans model, and you need to explain to everybody what it means to be trans, on top of all of the work that cis models do.
“I think it can be quite triggering for marginalised people to be involved in an industry, contribute in a way that is valuable, and then be expected to also be an activist.”
TEEN VOGUE September 2020 Cover!!!— Protect Trans Kids / BLM ✊🏾 (@MunroeBergdorf) September 9, 2020
I really don't have the words to describe how this feels.
As a black, queer, transgender woman, I never ever thought that I could be on the cover of Vogue.
But here we are! Dreams do come true… pic.twitter.com/gsVomUiQWw
She is also the new L’Oréal Paris’ diversity consultant.
“I’m now in direct contact with the brand president and will be part of the UK Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board, helping them to be as inclusive as possible with their imagery, with their products, to look at their campaigns ahead of time and be involved in the process of reducing oversights.
“It’s a responsibility and a role I’m taking very seriously. So many decisions get made, and then by the time that it’s due to go out, it’s too late.”
Such an inspiration!
(via Pink News)