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"I Found The Vintage World Has Shown Less Prejudice Than Any Other Society" Black Women Talk About Their Experiences In The Vintage Fashion Community

When pin-up girls became popular, there wasn't much diversity; due to racist photographers thinking that Black women weren’t sexy or photogenic enough to be pin-up models. The pin-up community now seems to embrace women of all different colors, shapes, and sizes. But is it really diverse and accepting as it seems? I asked five Black pin-up models questions concerning their experiences as African American pin-up models, and for the advice they had for aspiring pin-up models of color.

"I found that the vintage world has shown less prejudice than any other society. I'm not sure if my debut came at the right time, when society is moving to a more exceptant space, or my ethnic diversity has just simply been embraced - but it has been nothing but love. My modeling career is really starting to take off, and I'm getting a lot of bookings!
I'd advise all Afro-American pin-ups and generally, all pin-ups believe in your magic. Stay true to yourself, work hard, and educate your…
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