I never considered myself a model, but after shooting with Dom Pierre and Natalia Restrepo, I might reconsider that statement.
Back in March, I did this amazing futuristic photo shoot that highlighted the power and beauty of Black women. Through Dom’s eyes, he wanted to capture our grace, beauty, and perseverance under a futuristic scope.
I gained my superpower the day God decided I would be born a Black woman. My skin color prepared me for years of strength, resilience, power, and drive. I learned early on that my complexion would cause me to be under-represented in media, overlooked for work opportunities, racially profiled, underfunded in the business world, and so much more. I also learned that despite the negative effects of being Black, I was born with the drive to combat every obstacle thrown in my way.
Everyday we’re inspired by the powerful Black women observed in media. This year we made history by electing Kamala Harris, the first African American and Asian American Vice President to run for office. In sports we have Serena Williams, a professional tennis star who was dubbed the greatest athlete in the world, and Simone Biles, the most decorated American gymnast. We can’t talk iconic Black women without mentioning artists like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Toni Braxton, Regina King, Ava DuVernay, Yara Shahidi, Stacey Abrams, and so many more.
Taking the term, “the future is female” to another level, both Dom and Natalia really captured the essence of what it means to be a woman. You can read the full interview here, but in the meantime check out these amazing photos!