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On Diversity

"I think if you worked in this industry years ago, it was easy to form a habit of viewing women and people in a certain way, it became ingrained in your brain that this is what a fashion picture should be. Our generation in challenging that."

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"I think being a young African-American woman, both my parents were born in Haiti and are of Caribbean descent. There are not that many women of color in the industry so I would love to show other young black girls that it's possible."

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Photo credit: This Generation

"I think diversity is a sensitive thing to approach. We write about Campbell Addy a lot. I don't always write about him myself though because his work is very rooted in him being a black gay man. As a white straight female, I don't have the experiences that he has gone through to discuss that with him. Sometimes it’s not my place to discuss that with him, and he should discuss that with someone else who has had those experiences if he feels comfortable."

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"...I’d always like to see more diversity. Especially for the people who are creating content and coming up with concepts. Instead of just including marginalized groups to make a campaign more diverse, I think it’s important to give marginalized groups the platform to represent themselves as well. It's always great when you see something in a magazine, and you feel like you can relate to it."

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"Not everyone is a five foot ten, blue eyed, blonde haired woman. Also, no one wants to see a five foot ten, blue eyed, blonde haired woman all the time. People want to see themselves in clothes."

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