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Ebonee Davis  Soul Model.

Spring got me sprung πŸ¦‹

Empire state of mind πŸ—½ #torysport #ad

You my right hand, you my go-to πŸ‘―β€οΈ

@Essence magazine april issue shot by @PaperMonday πŸ–€πŸ’«

Beauty through generations.πŸŒΉπŸ‘‘

"When Black people rock with you, it's for life." @Essence πŸ“ 

New home + new chapter ✨

#InternationalWomenOfPower luncheon πŸ’™
[ dress by @raisavanessa ]

Two things have been said to me that profoundly shifted the way I function in the world. The first was "what would you tell someone else to keep them from going what you went through or to let them know they are not alone in their suffering?" That was summer 2016, before I gave my TEDx talk "Black Girl Magic in the Fashion Industry". That question is what set me off on my journey of self-love and it is the reason I dedicated myself to walking in and owning my truth no matter how ugly that truth may be.
The second was "most people spend their entire lives in character, living as a product of the narrative that was written for them; they never realize they have the power to write their own story." That was summer 2017 and it forced me to look in the mirror and evaluate my choices and habits. I could no longer depend on my family history as an excuse to engage in self-sabotaging behaviors and I could no longer center my identity around the things that have happened to me.
Although my family has and continues to endure the harsh realities faced by many Black people in America and Black people across the diaspora (poverty, drugs, violence, separation) I've committed myself to creating the shift and changing my family's narrative.
When my grandma told me she was coming to New York to visit, I reached out to @JoshuaKissi and asked if he could take some portraits of us. What better way to begin rewriting my family's narrative than through powerful imagery?
This is my Grandmother, Nancy Carol. She had her first child (my auntie) at 15 and her second (my dad) at 16. Somehow she still managed to go to school and spent 30 years working for the city of Seattle. Thank God for the strong women who came before me and paved the way. Because of their sacrifices, I am able to be all that I am. Happy #InternationalWomensDay to a real Queen. πŸ‘‘

Every day is #InternationalWomensDay πŸ‘ΈπŸΏ

When the plan you have for yourself is the same as God's plan for you, that is destiny.
@JohnHardyJewelry thank you for collaborating with me and donating to @SummerSearch in honor of #InternationalWomensDay.
REAL LEADERS CREATE MORE LEADERS.
#GodsPlan #SoulModel #DragonWomen πŸ‰

When my agency called to tell me that @JohnHardyJewelry was interested in making me a face of their #DragonWomen collection, I was in disbelief!! But what was even MORE exciting, is that John Hardy wanted to collaborate with me and donate 5K to a charity of my choice in honor of #InternationalWomensDay.
Summer Search came to mind immediately! @SummerSearch serves students who have the desire and potential to graduate college, but who may not be able to due to under-resourced environments and oppressive systems that promote negative attitudes and beliefs about themselves and their belonging in an academic environment.
I was a Summer Search student in high school. They helped me get a passport, gave me travel opportunities, assisted me with college applications and provided mentorship at a time when things at home seemed to be falling apart.
From the beginning of my modeling career, I've had the desire to give back to this program that gave me so much and ultimately changed the trajectory of my life and I finally got the chance!
In the words of Toni Morrison, "when you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else."
REAL LEADERS CREATE MORE LEADERS. Thank you @JohnHardyJewelry @TheLionsNY @SummerSearch for this opportunity to pay it forward.
#IWD #Purpose #MadeForLegends πŸ‰

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