I first met artist, model, and activist Shaun Ross while I was on the road with Beyoncé. We connected instantly and shared a deep passion for dance, music, and, well of course, Queen B! I was immediately drawn to his authenticity and confidence, and I knew our relationship wouldn’t end there.

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I was ecstatic and extremely flattered when I got the call!

Shaun teamed up with American Apparel to create the #INMYSKINIWIN campaign by designing a collection of limited-edition t-shirts. These t-shirts embrace unique, one-of-a-kind beauty such as vitiligo, freckles, albinism, and stretch marks that are beautifully represented as works of art. How fantastic is that! I’m so grateful for Shaun and his ability to use his voice and platform in the most positive way. 

I had an absolute blast on set for this photoshoot. The energy was electric and everyone involved was exuding nothing but love. This campaign means a lot to me because I know how much of an impact this message would have made on me when I was a young teenager. I’m thankful for all the SELF-LOVE & RESPECT I now give my body and I hope this campaign reaches a lot of people.

Now, I would love for you all to be a part of #INMYSKINIWIN! It’s simple I promise: go ahead & think of a compliment FROM YOU TO YOU. Now say it out loud! If it feels awkward or it doesn’t come easy, it’s ok. I believe it’s because we don’t do it enough and we’re just out of practice. I know I’m putting you on the spot but give it a try! We could all benefit from that extra self-loving & gratitude!