Elliott Sailors Talks Leadership at LIM College, Describes Mistreatment of Models

As a model, activist, entrepreneur, actor, speaker and coach, Elliott Sailors spoke at length Friday morning about the power of individuality to unite an increasingly fractured world.
As the name of her Be You Be True movement suggests, Sailors repeatedly encouraged attendees at LIM College’s Student Leadership Conference to do the same. After buzzing her hair in 2012, Sailors redefined her modeling career, walking in shows for Chromat, Diesel and Rick Owens, and opening for Vivienne Westwood’s men’s wear show in Milan. The ANTI Management-signed talent opened up about the recurring criticism, stereotyping and setbacks she has faced and detailed the routes she found to get around them.
“You each have every opportunity to make a tremendous difference on this planet. And the only person who gets to say who you are in this world is you.” she said. “You are who you are regardless of what anyone else has to say about it. In saying who I am and creating who I am in the world, I live a life by design and not a life by default.”
Afterward, Sailors spoke candidly about the mistreatment and abuse that models face just as she has. Sailors praised her new agency for giving models

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