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Munroe Bergdorf    

Transgender Model & Social Activist

Munroe Bergdorf is a model and social activist. Best known for channeling her unique blend of honesty and openness, Munroe is raising awareness of social issues that are affecting thousands of people across the world today. Via public speaking, digital and mainstream media model and social activist shares her lived experience talking about sensitive subjects and topics some perceive as ‘taboo’; challenging stereotypes on gender, race, diversity and sexuality.

When L'Oreal ended their partnership with Munroe in summer 2017 her story became global news. She was the first transgender model to be selected to front a UK beauty campaign, a project that would promote diversity and inclusiveness. But when Munroe's views on white privilege and systemic racism were sold to the press and became an international news story, the brand decided to end their partnership.

Munroe fronted Uniqlo's Utopia campaign alongside Skepta and shot by Rankin and recently shot the Christmas campaign for the inclusive beauty brand, Illamasqua, which will launch in November 2017. Munroe also currently appears in Missguided's #babesofmissguided global campaign.

In November 2017 Munroe featured on Huffington Post and AOL's online series, New Activists. The docu-reality show follows the daily lives of 5 prominent UK-based activists on the frontline of their campaigning.

Recent talks, panels and Q&A's have included both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Stylist Live and Black Girl Festival. Munroe regularly appears on national and international television news to comment on race, diversity and LGBT+ stories. Munroe writes a monthly column for DIVA magazine regularly contributes to numerous publications including The Guardian, Them Magazine, Evening Standard.

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