Hey, I'm Rachel and a single mummy of a darling princess who has been bought along to many Models Of Diversity photoshoots and fashion shows over many many years ..I believe we as parents or anyone involved with children have the power to make a change, to educate them about diversity and our own unique differences and raise a generation of people who will be more accepting of themselves and those around them ♥
Being a part of MOD has changed my whole outlook on beauty, including my own and my confidence in my own individual beauty has grown because of this and I feel it on my heart to help others, regardless of their shape, size or ability to love and celebrate their bodies as they are right now and realise regardless of what the media tries to brainwash us with we are already beautiful without photoshopping our own unique differences.
let's love ourselves right now...♥
Hello - my name's Yvonne. I am a social justice activist and live, breathe and sleep this in both my personal and professional life. I have been blessed to work in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion field for over 20 years and lead and drive work to make a meaningful impact and difference for individuals and communities that are socially and economically disadvantaged, marginalised and/or from underrepresented groups in society. It is this passion for making a difference for discriminated groups in society that led to me wanting to partner up with MOD as our ethos and values are completely aligned. As an older, black, athletic/curvy part-time model with alopecia - I don't see people that look like me in the industry and I want to do something to change that for myself and others.
I am also a holistic lifestyle coach - my approach focuses on body, mind and soul - all three are really important to me. I'm passionate about mental health and wellbeing but also about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. As a self love and body positive advocate - I empower women to feel confident in their bodies and love the skin they are in.
Kelly Parker is a doctoral student and research teaching associate at Falmouth University. Kelly also guest lectures in BIPOC media representation and stereotyping, as well as being an online tutor in Post-Digital Content.
Kelly's research explores BIPOC representation within advertising, focusing on the prevalence of stereotypes. Alongside her current research, Kelly is a contributing editor to the MAI Feminism and Visual Culture journal. Kelly has published works that intersect gender and feminism, Black history and cultural studies, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic's messaging in the UK on BIPOC communities.
Being a Black Mature model in her 40's I don't feel that there is enough representation at all for people like me. I love what the charity stands for ( in terms of diversity and inclusion) and if I can even make one brand change the way that they look at the older black model or make a women's like me have more self confidence then I would have made a difference.
Eternally grateful to Models of Diversity Charity that provide a foundation and plarform for Woman, Men and Children. People who have Dreams to accomplish greatness or highlighting their strength and empowerment. everyone has the chance to be great. To Celebrate and stand United in Making Change in the Fashion, Modelling Media and Beauty Industries.
Showcasing the importance of Disabilities Height, Bodies, Size, Nationalities,Gender,Race and Religion. Models Of Diversity work tiredlessly to make a difference in the industries with the British Fashion Council. Whilst sustaining professional relationships with multiple Iconic and Highstreet fashion Brands. Breaking all records Boundaries for 12 Years.
I am a Disability advocate and I want to bring more conversations around people with Disabilities to the mainstream media. I have been following MoD's progress for a couple of years and I believe passionately in their mission statement and work every day to help them fundraise so they can keep going. I also founded Unhidden which is an adaptive fashion brand for people with Disabilities and our core beliefs completely align.
An early supporter of Models of Diversity Angelica Fenney is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger and has been a successful International model since the mid 90s, after being diagnosed and fighting cancer six times, Angelica came back to the studio stronger, more confident and with a very different mission.
She now campaigns for body acceptance, confidence and for all people to feel beautiful in the skin they're in. An avid fundraiser she is the heart and soul of the charity and heads up our beautiful bunch of Ambassadors.