Glamours have never been more popular and it’s safe to say that we are in for an exciting time for the industry.
Glamour has a huge impact on women’s lives, as well as on men’s lives too, as the number of women entering the industry has doubled in the last ten years, with women making up around a third of the world’s top 50 fashion and beauty brands.
But the industry can be difficult for those who are not into gals and glamour.
For many of us, it can be challenging to navigate the world of the fashion industry without being judged.
The word ‘glamour’ can be a bit loaded, especially when it comes to fashion labels and models.
As a woman of colour, I feel I am in a precarious position.
While some of the most talented designers in the industry have gals on their boards, there are many more models that don’t.
I don’t have the luxury of being able to dress up as a gals at my local market or to take my own photos in my favourite outfits, and I find myself being judged for it.
“A gals dress can’t make a gams life better”I’m not saying it’s impossible, but sometimes I feel like the gals don’t get a fair shake in the world, especially women of colour.
There is still a big stigma attached to the word ‘girl’, and it can really affect women of color.
Glamor can be incredibly difficult for some women of a certain age.
We can’t afford to get married without being seen as attractive, we don’t want to appear to be more glamorous than we really are.
But I have to be honest, I don,t understand why I am judged.
It can be hard to find an outlet to express my feelings, to be a good gals to someone, and that can be exhausting.
There are a lot of people that can look after you when you’re being judged, and the world doesn’t seem to have much to offer you, so you feel like you are the only one who can give you the support you need.
As a woman, I can’t say I have the experience of someone who is an expert, and who can make the decisions on your behalf.
If I have a glamorous friend, I know that they have been through the same thing.
When I started modelling, I was always taught to look like the other models, and in my early twenties, I learnt to be confident in my own skin.
I was wearing makeup, and a lot less makeup, to hide the scars that were starting to appear on my face, so that I could not be perceived as an ugly or unattractive model.
I have always been in awe of women who are beautiful and talented, and they have always stood up for me, because I knew I was the only woman of my generation to be on the cover of Glamazon, so I felt I had a role model to follow.
At this point, I am no longer modelling.
I am also in my mid-twenties and looking for work, so my body is not perfect.
In my opinion, it is important for us to stand up for ourselves, to speak up about our body image and how we see ourselves in the media.
We should always be conscious of who we work with, and what we wear, and when.
There have been countless instances where people of colour have been told that we don,T know how to dress well, or we are ugly.
I would say that I have been judged for being a ‘gals’ model, and because I am a person of colour and because of that I am often stereotyped as being ugly.
I can also speak up when I am approached about my body and appearance, which I feel is important to do, especially since my body has never been the only issue that has been raised about me.
This article is part of our Gender Inclusion series.
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