Where are the models of color? The larger models? The shorter models? The models with a disability? The older models? “We’re here. We’re there. We’re everywhere,” says Angel Sinclair, founder of Models of Diversity. “And we’re here to stay.”
Based in London, Models of Diversity is an international campaign for more diversity in the advertising we see every day. “We call on the beauty and marketing industries to recognize people of all races, ages, shapes, sizes and abilities. Our mission is to change the face of fashion.”
Angel, a former model herself, founded the campaign in 2008. “We know from our surveys that the public is in favor of more diversity, so our ambition is to change how the fashion industry thinks and responds to the needs of all the fashion-buying public.” Her site is www.modelsofdiversity.org. You can follow her on Twitter @modsofdiversity. Join the conversation at www.getboldtoday.com.