In September last year, I got an email from @nationalmuseumsscotland about their upcoming exhibition, ‘Body Beautiful’. It’s the first exhibition of its kind - dedicated solely to discussing diversity in fashion, across the societal intersections. Since then, I’ve been fortunate to work with the curators and many departments within the Museum, lending some pieces from my wardrobe and creating the world’s first little person mannequin to display them. More on that soon!
In yesterday’s @guardian, I spoke with Chitra Ramaswamy about the exhibition, which opens next week in Edinburgh, on May 23rd. [Book your flights! Come see it!] One of the questions Chitra asked, “Do you find having to be the constant educator of your own life exhausting?” I responded... “If you are in any way diverse, there is a sense that it’s your responsibility to educate the majority. That’s not fair or true. I choose to do this, and I choose it for now.” .
[Image description: Three images from the Guardian photoshoot. In each of them, I’m standing in the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, wearing a black satin @christopherkane gown, embellished with Swarovski crystals cascading down my arms. The first image is cropped, with my hands on my hips, the second is me standing by the rail, with a dramatically arched eyebrow and the third features me fixing my hair and smiling at the camera.) 📷 Murdo MacLeod