Often used to punctuate a poorly executed joke, the phrase – “I am a strong, Black, independent woman who don’t need no man” is heavily embedded in our ‘it’s just a joke – relax’ 21st century culture. A joke to many people, yes. To the anti-PC crusaders, a ROTFL kind of joke. To others, a [...]
Sarah Bunter got in touch with All Walks to discuss the barriers she experiences in fashion casting. Promoting diversity is key for her; and campaigns for Converse, Whistles and Wrangler, as well as working with designers like Christopher Raeburn, YMC and Matthew Miller, have allowed her a certain amount of creative leverage.
The fashion industry plays a significant role in the way in which black women and most importantly, black beauty is defined. As an impressionable teenager I recall struggling to deal with the lack of black models in mainstream fashion magazines. It was frustrating to see yet another model styled to look androgynous or repeatedly featured [...]