by Ray Hayes
Catherine Pulsifer once said, “We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.” Diversity, diversity, diversity. We talk about it all the time. Like Pulsifer said it makes us great and gives us value as a nation of people because every voice counts. Now diversity may not be the same when the average person talks about it and expresses its value but when an iconic figure like Beyoncé talks about it more people listen. In the September issue of Vogue, Beyoncé spoke about the importance of diversity, and stated that, “We will all lose” without diversity.
During the interview, Beyoncé said the following, “If people in powerful positions continue to hire and cast only people who look like them, sound like them, come from the same neighborhoods they grew up in, they will never have a greater understanding of experiences different from their own. They will hire the same models, curate the same art, cast the same actors over and over again, and we will all lose.”
The ‘Queen of Pop’ made the September issue historic by the hiring of Tyler Mitchell, the first African American photographer to shoot a cover of Vogue. Mitchell is a 23 year old graduate from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
We at Supplierty News would like to congratulate Mr. Mitchell and wish him continued success in the future.