Models may have lucked out in the genetic lottery but that shouldn’t stop them using their faces as soapboxes for the causes they believe in. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we shot 3 of the ‘wokest’ male models and asked them about female empowerment. Amen.
‘Being an activist is about having a conscious look at the world, realising its flaws and doing something about them.’ – Josef
Top, from left: Josef wears suit by Paul Smith and shirt by Ann Demeulemeester from Raionul 4; Ainsley wears blazer, T-shirt and trousers, all by Alexander McQueen; Abdourahman wears overcoat, shirt and trousers, all by Alexander McQueen. Above: Josef wears blazer, sweater and trousers, all by Gucci.
‘My mother has this 120% attitude and provides so much strength for me and my six sisters.’ – Abdourahman
‘Staying true to yourself and always questioning beliefs and assumptions is what drives me.’ – Ainsley
‘My sisters taught me it’s OK to cry, it’s OK to face rejection, it’s OK to show love.’ – Abdourahman
‘Just because something is how it has been for ages, doesn’t mean it’s right or it shouldn’t be challenged.’ – Ainsley