Kimberly

Lensed by Sophie Mayanne

“Hello everyone, I’m Kimberly, I’m 15. My dream is to go to university and ultimately become a journalist and prove that people with disabilities can be successful,in life. I would love to become an ambassador for the positive promotion of and raising of awareness of albinism through my modelling. In the past I had an internal conflict with myself and my albinism. Despite my mum’s best attempts to educate me and bring me up as a black child I rejected this and identified myself as white. I struggled with role models as I was idolising white pop stars etc causing me to dislike my body shape and cause confusion over my identity. Over time, I have learnt to embrace my albinism and the uniqueness it gives me. I now accept I am a black young woman who has a lack of pigmentation that causes me to appear white! Over the past few years my mindset has changed in as much as I am proud of my albinism and feel that it is influencing my life in a positive way.”

FANTAGIRL I AM THE WOMAN I AM is a project by Fantabody in collaboration with Vogue Italia.

The photographic project made in collaboration with Giustina Guerrieri, a young communication specialist who had always an interest in voicing real stories whilst exploring the boundaries of femininity.

An ode to the female body, regardless of its shape and skin colour. A research that promotes diversity as a starting point for addressing topics such as disability or immigration, which are approached with an inclusive, curious and prejudice-free attitude. Portrayed in her seductive uniqueness, every photographed subject has the opportunity to tell her story and reveal her nature with pride. An all-female collaboration where the protagonists are shot by selected female photographers and interviewed in the form of an intimate exchange of anecdotes and experiences.

The project is published monthly on vogue.it.

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