|Plus Model Magazine's first ever "All Black" issue. Shot by Lucas Pictures|
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When I heard Plus Model Mag was coming out with an all-black issue I was pleasantly surprised. However, I was not surprised when I heard there was some serious backlash and pushback. Growing up, I didn’t see many black women in fashion, especially not in plus size. Then I saw the beautiful Mia Amber in a major advertisement and I couldn't believe my eyes. Here was someone with my skin tone and body shape who looked absolutely stunning and graceful. There was hope!
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."-Joseph Chilton Pearce
Everyone is creative. As children we fearlessly danced to songs, colored outside of the lines, wore a superman cape to the grocery store, and should've won Oscars for tearful performances of barely there scratches. When did expressing your personal style become "wrong"?