Ebonee Davis lit up the stage during this week’s episode of our Magic Unfiltered podcast, where she discussed the changes she’s pushed for in the seven years that she’s been modeling. Davis also spoke with our founders, about how important it is that she stay true to herself.
“I want to be known for being as true to myself as possible…,” she said. “When people are talking about the impact I made on this earth, I want them to say, ‘Ebonee kept it real, wherever she went.'”
You likely recognize Davis from her campaigns with H&M and TOMMYXZENDAYA. She’s an accomplished model who encourages brands to include Black women—and their natural hair—in their shows and advertisements.
“I think we’re starting to see the industry open up and accept a wider range of beauty, and not have such rigid standards and ideals around beauty,” Davis said. “For a long time, that was very narrow, and very cookie cutter.”
Davis, who is also an activist, is founder of Daughter, a non-profit organization. In collaboration with sister organization Magic & Melanin, Daughter “[collects and allocates] funds to support scholars across the diaspora who wish to return to Africa for a two week visit.” Davis’ own trip to Africa inspired her to create space for other young Black women to experience the motherland for themselves. Davis is a shining example of what can happen when you follow your passions and help others up along the way.
Watch our Magic Unfiltered episode with Ebonee Davis below.
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