After the #OscarsSoWhite debate, British supermodel Jourdan Dunn has added her own voice but now it’s to do with fashion. The model has said that the fashion industry also needs a well-overdue shake-up in terms of accepting all races.
“There are definitely a lot more girls of colour being represented. But I also feel like we’re 100 per cent still not there”, the 25year-old told Elle magazine.
She added that, “I want to see us get to a place where seeing a black girl, anywhere, is not such a big deal. Why can’t it just be the norm to see black models in campaigns and on covers and runways? It’s still too much of a big thing when this happens”.
The Burberry model also admitted she struggles with “guilt” in trying to juggle her career with being a mother to her 7-year-old son, Riley, who has sickle cell anaemia.
Dunn admitted, “The one thing about parenthood no one ever warns you about. They tell you about the sleepless nights but no one ever warns you about the guilt”.
“He was just in the hospital last month but I’m fortunate that he’s quite well. So if something happens at work and I don’t get an opportunity, it’s fine. I’m not gonna [sic] cry about this stuff. I’ve got bigger things to think about, like my son”.