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The fashion industry is not used to working with dark skin tones: they are neither prepared to style afro hair nor have they the right makeup—this on the surface; on a deeper level, the mistreatment that many Black models receive due to their skin colour is more distressing. The preference for white beauty standards make models feel that they can't shine as bright as they could—even icon Naomi Campbell has infinite stories of racial offense.
Acknowledging these disparities in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, Luxiders produced a beauty editorial featuring model Nyawargak Gatluak, who has shared with us how her skin reminds her of her roots, her ancestors, and more important, how it reenacts to that primal feeling that represents love. Watch here the short interview, and find the editorial A letter to the Black Community. Sorry. in our most recent issue.