International supermodel, Naomi Campbell, addressed the matters of diversity at the One Young World open forum when she voiced that there is still an incredible need for the fashion industry to include women of colour in their campaigns and on their runways.
In this year alone, a number of organisations and individuals have taken the right steps towards making their brands, and ultimately our society, more inclusive of people of colour, queer people, and people with disabilities.
Although 2018 turned out to be a year of diversity and changing the rules, the dream of having an undeniably inclusive society is a never-ending one; and when it comes to women and the spaces they occupy, you can never have too much diversity.
A quick round up of the feats in diversity that we've seen thus far:
“There’s not just one look; I’m different and being different is wonderful.”
"I wanted to create a space to celebrate trans bodies. This was an opportunity for their presence to be undeniable and reinforce that trans is beautiful." -Marco Morante.
Fashion is for everyone and all body shapes and sizes need to be normalised.
Pride Month might be over but fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and intersex. (LGBTQI) visibility is a human rights priority.
Celebrating those little scars that tell so much.
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