Woke Year-Round Vol. 3
The “I’M BLACK EVERY MONTH” campaign that was trending on social media motivated me to highlight some of the black people who constantly inspire me. Learn more about three of them below. And check out some of the others I've already featured: Donald Glover, Elaine Welteroth and Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi, Barry Jenkins and Adwoa Aboah. #blackhistorymonth
Canadian-born Adonis Bosso has modeled for everyone from Tom Ford to Dolce & Gabbana and is passionate about diversity in his industry. “I don’t want to be shown as being a thug; that isn’t who I am," he told Vogue, "and those images are already overly prevalent … The best messages I get on social media are the ones where people thank me for just representing them. Often when black people are represented within media, they are lighter-skinned, and I remember growing up and not seeing anyone who looked like me on television or in magazines.”
Kamala Harris was elected in November as U.S. Senator for California. She's the second black women and the first Indian American elected to serve in the U.S. Senate. She's the bold voice we need. She supports the Black Lives Matter movement and during her first speech on the Senate Floor in mid-February, she slammed Trump's immigration orders.
Anyone who watched "The Daily Show" back when Jessica Williams was a part of it knows how funny she is! Hear more poignant political commentary and discussion about race, female empowerment, romance, beauty tips, NY life and more on her "2 Dope Queens" podcast, which she hosts with Phoebe Robinson.
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