“Identity and understanding of one’s place in the world are shaped by the ideas and belief structures we are immersed in. For me, entry into the modeling industry meant exposure to, and internalization of, a worldview that both sexualized and infantilized me. Both clients and agents frequently used powerful tools to illicit my compliance and loyalty. RESPECT levels the playing field with education, transparency, and enforceable accountability. RESPECT means models will have a hand in the building of the ideological architecture that will, in turn, shape fashion’s future generations.”
– Madisyn Ritland, model
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