Ericka Hart, an American sex educator, was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in 2014. She had to undergo a double mastectomy. However, that did not stop Hart’s modeling career.
On September 12, during fashion week, the 35-year-old participated in the Chromat runway show, fully displaying her mastectomy scars, according to Health.
And the next day, the model posted her photos on Instagram and explained how much it meant to her to walk the runway.
She wrote, “Fashion weeks put such a high premium on whose body is worthy to be seen. There’s no way you can be apart of the fashion world and not critique it.”
Hart, who is also a professor, continued her thoughts on the importance of inclusion in the fashion world.
She wrote, “Even as many Black queer trans non binary fat and disabled folks are granted access to a space that was created to exclude us, we have to still critique it and consider why we even want access to that space.”
Hart went on to thank Chromat for creating an inclusive fashion show.
Fans and followers were quick to praise her Instagram post.
Fellow model Tess Holliday commented, “JUST-WOWWWW.”
Danielle Young said, “Doing so many things for the people always!”
“This caption is so brilliant & hit the nail on the head!!!” added another fan. The article was published in Health.