Typically, when people think of models they envision the gold standard of beauty—they have an unblemished, picturesque look. In the fashion world, imperfections are stigmatized while flawlessness is coveted. Models are constantly in the public eye and endure grueling regimens to maintain a polished image. With such a narrow interpretation of beauty, it can be very difficult for aspiring models to break into the fashion industry, especially for someone who doesn’t fit the norm. If you don’t conform to the standard, your chances for success are virtually nonexistent. However, there are always exceptions. By shattering the mold, Winnie Harlow has defied industry standards and become one of the most popular fashion models in the world.

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jamesb7James Baldwin was one of America’s most brilliant writers and influential figures. He was a trailblazer in every sense of the word. Through his masterful writing and activism, Baldwin helped usher in an age of racial equality. His character was equally as impressive as his literary prowess. In a time when America was festering with bigotry, Baldwin championed human rights and boldly embraced his identity as a black man.

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