I turned each page, my hope to see women of color grew dimmer and dimmer.
I wondered, where were women who looked like me? Whose shape appeared
similar to my own? The photos depicted white women or very light-skinned
women with long blond hair, in many instances. This seemed absurd to
me because there werent just a few shots of women of these features
but it was practically throughout the whole magazine.
such a widely read magazine by many people, I felt that the models should
represent a larger spectrum of races. Are these women the only ones
who buy your clothes? I think not. Women of all ethnicities flock to
those boutiques with an intent to attend to their own pampering. Its
all women who need a little TLC (tender, love and care), right? So,
why not embrace others and include models that represent other ethnicities,
pockets of your own consumers?
all, I see a magazine that is more inclusive as one which is on the
road to reaching out to the masses. Whether its lingerie or a
sports car magazinewould you want to buy a magazine that showcased
the same sleek red sports car? In my opinion, the pressing need for
diversifying your catalog is one that needs to be addressed.
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