While in New York I sat down with Cameron Russell, (supermodel and activist) for a model exclusive discussion about all that models are, and can be. After almost 3 years of working in this industry, I have almost come to terms with this amazing, unique, terrifying job I have.
First things first, models have minds too. I am a model, yes. But I am not only a model. I also have thoughts and ideas I want to contribute. And at times I’ll admit, I often battle with what my job adds to the world, will it make a profoun difference?
So far in my time in the industry I have come across the most inspiring, creative, talented minds that I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to if it wasn’t for this position I’m in. Which is a position I have managed to get to through a combination of luck, perseverance, privilege and curiosity. Being a model is more than being sexy and pretty to sell clothes. For me, when I go to work I play a role that’s no more important than the stylist assistant who steams the clothes, because we are all there to create. And that’s something I’m proud of.
Photography by the amazing Jarad Thomas.