Since our very first photograph shoot 20 years in the past, we’ve got at all times included BIPOC. It represents our values. We by no means mentioned it, it is simply what we did. It wasn’t a “technique”, it simply was what we did. (And, Hajah, under, wasn’t really a consumer, she labored with us for years.)
This can be a white owned enterprise. We aren’t excellent. We is not going to fake to be. We’re open. We’re at all times listening. Previously and now. We now have at all times believed that black lives matter. This doesn’t imply that we’re not conscious of implicit bias, and that we weren’t born and raised in a racist society so we’re nonetheless working. We’re right here. We is not going to cease combating. Our mother hearts ache for the hundreds of thousands of black moms who’ve misplaced kids to police terrorism, to our failed justice system, to the jail industrial complicated and extra. This can be a motion and we stand firmly in it, and shifting ahead.
This picture is from the following shoot, there is likely to be a disc someplace with these footage on it. The under is possibly 15 years in the past?. I can not keep in mind her identify. I do know she was cute, proper? And she or he was a consumer.
Listed here are a number of the different stunning black ladies who’ve modeled for us since then. (And, a few of these basic kinds are nonetheless carried. The nice issues do not go dangerous, or previous.)
I believe that the mannequin/consumer above was named Keisha. Her child might be over ten now. I do keep in mind that she ended up delivering early-while at a marriage in Florida!
And this stunning lady under was positively NOT pregnant! She’s my “niece” who lived with us for a 12 months between faculty and getting her Masters. She was becoming a member of me on a photograph shoot simply as an additional set of fingers. When one mannequin could not make it, guess who was sport? Fortunate us. She is one sensible sturdy younger lady. and I’m simply her proud “auntie”.
Black is gorgeous. Nothing extra to say.