Whether it’s age, size or ability, we want to celebrate the following champions of inclusivity who walked, so that the rest of us could run.
Supermodel and celebrity, Ashley Graham, has always used her platform to fight for size inclusivity in fashion, arguing that the term ‘plus size’ is outdated at best.
She refuses to be retouched in photoshoots, stating that it sets unrealistic expectations to her audience, especially younger viewers. Moreover, Ashley is also very vocal about designers who fail to cater for larger size ranges.
Daphne Selfe has been modelling since 1949 and has claimed the title of the oldest professional model in the world. Now in her early nineties, and still as busy as ever, Daphne continues to grace fashion covers to inspire others to embrace every stage of life.
Daphne has been an inspiration to many women, showing that beauty is not exclusive to any particular age group.
“Natural beauty is largely what shines out of you, irrespective of your physical attributes and actual circumstances. It is in your eyes, attitude, poise and attention to those around you.”
She is known to her acquaintances as a positive woman who manages to always see the bright side in every situation. What an inspiration!
Brazilian model, Paola Antonini, lost her leg after being hit by a drunk driver in 2014. Despite efforts to save her leg, medical professionals advised to amputate her injured leg.
Since then, Paola has become an advocate for life without limitations. She continues to use her platform to inspire others to do whatever they want, regardless of physical abilities.
“I really want to show people that anything is possible, and life doesn’t have to stop because of an amputation. No way! We can do whatever we want”.
Best known for her role in FX television series, American Horror Stories, Jamie Brewer has been breaking barriers and making headlines in the entertainment industry.
As an actress with down syndrome, Jamie advocates for diversity and inclusion in film and television, opening doors for other creatives with disabilities.
Jamie was also the first person with down syndrome to model and walk down the runway of New York Fashion Week, and played the lead role in “Amy and the Orphans”.
Hats off to these amazing women! This is why we focus on making sure we have high-quality activewear pieces for women of all body shapes, sizes and ages - check out our range here.