Jari Jones, la mannequin trans noire devient l’égérie Calvin Klein

Jari Jones, la mannequin trans noire devient l’égérie Calvin Klein

Jari Jones, mannequin grande taille transgenre, devient le nouveau visage de la marque Calvin Klein. Une avancée majeure dans la représentation des personnes LGBTQIA+ dans le monde de la mode. 

Depuis plusieurs années, Calvin Klein opère un virage plus inclusif. Et en ce mois des fiertés, la célèbre maison de couture américaine a une nouvelle fois partagé sa quête de représentation. En effet, la mannequin noire, grande taille, transgenre, lesbienne et activiste, âgée de 29 ans, est devenue l’égérie de la campagne Calvin Klein #ProudofMyCalvin 2020. Un très beau message de tolérance et d’espoir, aujourd’hui salué par des milliers d’internautes. 

Si Jari Jones a été choisie, ce n’est pas pour rien. En effet, cette nouvelle icône est fermement engagée dans plusieurs secteurs, que ce soit la lutte contre le racisme et la grossophobie, le féminisme ou les droits des personnes de la communauté LGBTQIA+.

Sur les réseaux sociaux, elle a partagé sa joie avec ses fans en publiant un texte fort : « J’étais fatiguée d’attendre que ces moments arrivent. Alors j’ai décidé de les créer. Pas pour moi, mais pour les prochains rêveurs : les parias, queer, trans, les personnes invalides, les gros et magnifiques noirs, toutes ces étoiles qui attendent leur moment de briller« . 

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There are moments that I heard about, that help you forget when the world told you “Never” !!! . . There are these moments I heard about about that help you heal when the society has tried to beat you down , over and over again. . . There are these very real moments that I heard about that help you feel affirmed even when you don’t see yourself. . . I’ve been searching my whole life for those moments, I got tired of looking for those moments. . . So I decided to create them. Not for me but for the next dreamer, outcast, queer, trans, disabled, fat, beautiful black, piece of starlight waiting for their moment to shine. . . It has been such an honor and pleasure to sit in my most authentic self and present imagery of a body that far to often has been demonized, harassed , made to feel ugly and unworthy and even killed. . . I present this image ,myself and all that my body stands for to my community and chosen family, in hope that they see themselves more clearly than ever and further realize that they are worthy of celebration , of compassion , of love and gratitude. . . – Thank you to @ryanmcginleystudios and the @calvinklein family for a collaboration that will hopefully be a symbol of hope and love during these moments. BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER!! . . . . #calvinklein #blacklivesmatter #blacktranslivesmatter #transisbeautiful #queer #celebratemysize #actress #honormycurves #pride🌈 #bodydiversity #soho #effyourbeautystandards #curvygirl #curvemodel #influencer #billboard #plussize #plusmodel #influencer #plussizemodel #bodypositive #swimwear #campaign #newyork #melanin #model #ad #sponsored

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[CONTENT WARNING] the following caption references suicidal thoughts, and may be triggering. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please reach out to The Trevor Project 24/7 for support at 866.488.7368. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I thought that being in this industry, especially the acting world, that once I transitioned I would never work again. There were no real positive or uplifting representations of trans people in magazines, on television and in film. But there was something constantly telling me this is what I had to do to live in my truth, to essentially be happy. There was no other choice for me – it was either live my most authentic life or jump out of here. With the love and support of community and chosen family, I chose my life. I chose me over the industry that I loved, I chose me despite what society was telling me. There were people waiting for me, once I took the leap into this journey called Transition, standing there with open arms ready to show me love and compassion and respect. In those very crucial moments I realized that when you have an unshakeable self-love and a support system, nothing is too big to conquer. What I find now is that that I've done more since transition. I feel like when you're your true self, you create the most beautiful and honest art. I think the industry can recognize that and they have no choice but to celebrate and uplift that art on huge platforms. I'm glad that I chose me and everybody else kind of jumped on board as well.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @iamjarijones on Identity. #PROUDINMYCALVINS ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ By @ryanmcginleystudios ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For further information on The Trevor Project, visit www.thetrevorproject.org/help

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