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?

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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.

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 Photography by the amazing Jarad Thomas.

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