June 19, 2019

STAND OUT STRONG: AN INTERVIEW WITH MODEL AND ALBINISM ACTIVIST DIANDRA FORREST - FORBES

Diandra Forrest says she lives a colorful life. The native New Yorker is the first talent with albinism signed by a major modeling agency. Albinism is an inherited condition which diminishes the amount of melanin pigment formed in the hair, skin and eyes. In the United States, approximately one in 18,000 people has a form of the genetic trait.

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October 1, 2019

DIANDRA FORREST- A MENTOR TO US ALL

A black girl in the skin of a white woman is how the supermodel Diandra Forrest has described herself. Forrest grew up in an African American family with four brothers and sisters. She and her younger brother both have Albinism and had to grow up quickly as they were confronted with double racism from a young age.

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October 1, 2019

STILL STANDING STRONG – IAAD IN NEW YORK CITY

June 13th is International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD). Celebrations throughout the world mark this global day of awareness. This year held particular significance as the fifth observance of IAAD.

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September 26, 2019

CONVERSATION: THE FUTURE IS INCLUSIVE

What do we mean when we talk about inclusion, and why is it important to have diverse role models? And how will inclusivity help educate future generations while normalizing differences and embracing diversity?

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