Black Women Want To Design A Better Backstage

Ultimately, Fox says that creating a welcoming environment for everyone backstage, but particularly for Black models, is about promoting diversity beyond the runway. “It’s so easy to say, ‘Hey, I have one Black model on stage, I’m diverse,’ but it’s another thing to truly diversify your team in all areas from hair, makeup, lighting, casting directors, and so on,” she says. “You’re still sweeping true diversity under the rug if the people who are bringing the production to life are all the same.”

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