By : Olevia James
Long gone are the days when you could barely even find a person with Albinism shown in positive light. No lies seeing Diandra Forest on the cover of Ebony Magazine's September issue filled me with pride. And I know a lot of people feel the same way especially the women.
I've watched Diandra career grow since I was 15. I first saw her on the Tyra Banks show & thought to myself "How cool is that. She had the confidence to go out there and be heard". Diandra didn't care about anyone's judgement she just went for her dreams & took a hold of it by the balls & said. I'm Here!!!!!
She inspired a generation under her. Now there are models & and designers everywhere who have Albinism and are confident.
Diandra being on that cover of Ebony Magazine just busted a multitude of myths about Albinism. Especially throughout the black community. It shows acceptance, love, & awareness with open arms.
And just maybe the world seeing Diandra Forest on a major magazine will open up another dialogue even greater where Albinism can be talk about not as a disease, but just something we where born with.