I am honoured to be part of these projects. I do strongly believe in their philosophy and support their message. I hope you can check it out and discover what these great people are doing to change the world.
MODELS OF DIVERSITY
|Where are the models of colour? The larger models? The shorter models? The models with a disability? The older models?
Models of Diversity is the campaign for more diversity in the models we see every day. We call on the fashion, beauty and marketing industries to recognise the beauty in people of all races, ages, shapes, sizes and abilities. Our mission is to change the face of fashion and modelling. Clearly, not just anyone can be a model; a successful model must have a special beauty, confidence, professionalism, ability to take direction, even artistic awareness. But no one with those talents should be excluded from the industry on arbitrary grounds. And no one should feel shut out from the modern presentation of beauty.
|We know from our surveys that the public is in favour of more diversity, so our ambition is to change how the fashion industry thinks and responds to the needs of all the fashion-buying public.|
Parallel London is designed for all abilities and ages. There’s no cut-off times and everybody can run together, side by side. Everybody will be given time to finish the race. We will provide free chip timers so you can record your time and aim to beat it next year.
Participants who require a helping hand can bring a friend or family member on the course. Here are our minimum age guidelines for those who require assistance: 100m = 1+ years 1km = 6+ years 5km = 9+ years 10km = 13+ years
Since 2012 the Agitos Foundation has become the leading global organisation for developing Para sport as a tool for changing lives and contributing to an inclusive society for all.
As a foundation, we also want to be an even more effective advocate of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The power of sport is the specific tool that we have for this.
The Inclusive Fashion project aims to awaken on issues involving style, elegance and fashion, also contemplating the needs of people with disabilities; raise awareness about the importance of aspects of self-care, clothing, creation of styles and their adequacy in social relations; share knowledge on the subject and demystify disability issues; to broaden the vision and consequent performance of partners and employees of the event on the potential of consumption of the population with disabilities and create the opportunity for new businesses based on social responsibility through products accessible to all.