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Support Diverse Alt Modeling Agency

$50 of $102,000 goal

Raised by 1 person in 13 months


22017150_1499207797.6629_funddescription.jpgHello,
My name is Black Silk. I have been modeling for 5 years. During this time I learned a lot about the modeling industry. I noticed it is difficult for alternative models, especially POC models to make it in the modeling industry. Not too long ago, plus sized modeling has been accepted in the modeling industry but not everyone else. Diverse Model Agency is open to all alternative models but the main goal is to help more POC models gain exposure and more modeling work.

It has always been apart of my dreams to run a modeling agency for models who don't get a lot of representation. So far I run the pages/groups Black Goth Girls Rock, Black Goth Guys and Diverse Alternative Models. I plan to start nationally and eventually internationally. I wanted to do more but unfortunately starting something like that isn't easy or free. Please help me reach my goal of 100k to make this a reality.

-Black Silk
Instagram: black.silk.gothmodel

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There seems to be some controversy over my latest project: creating a diverse modeling agency that promotes POC more than the average alternative modeling agency. This is a long term goal and definitely a difficult one. Anyone expecting fast results from this is very unrealistic. The reach has to go beyond our community as well to be successful. There is much to be done for it to be successful. If another business of this nature forms in the process that would be great. The more businesses like this, the better and I would definitely support them as well. My pages Black Goth Girls Rock & Black Goth Guys show that I have been dedicated to bringing more awareness of the POC Goth/Alt community for years. Members have often repeated to me the need to have an agency the helped POC in that community and how difficult it was to find modeling work. This is something I could relate to since I am also a Goth of color. I do appreciate the support I have so far and I will definitely keep pushing forward despite the naysayers. My inbox is always open for suggestions.

✨Blessed Be✨

Check out my latest interview with Dining with Dana:

https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2017373791852422&id=1554537088136097
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Update: I wanted to clear up a few things about my campaign. I'm trying to do more than just an online modeling agency. I want it to be available offline too. Mainstream agencies such as Ford Modeling and Wilhelmina aren't just online, they have agencies based in a few places. Unfortunately the best I can try to do is try to be based somewhere in the states for starters and continue with the online website for models in the US & UK. I am a beginning business owner and do appreciate any business advice. I am learning this and working on obstacles as I go. Thanks
-Black Silk
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I am happy to announce that the creator of Dining with Dana has taken notice of my Diverse Alternative Modeling campaign and has asked to interview me about it for an article. She has also asked to feature me in one of her new illustrations with her comic character Dana. She creates comics and resources for marginal people within alternative subculture on Dining with Dana. I am stoked about this because I love her work!

Note: The official agency website is also currently in progress too. Hopefully it will be up soon. In the meantime, any models and photographers are welcome to join the group Diverse Alternative Models. Any business inquiries email black.silk.gothmodel@gmail.com or my page here. Also please share and donate towards this cause.

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PayPal (contact me for that information, as I cannot share that on GoFundMe)

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https://www.gofundme.com/support-diverse-alt-modeling-agency

-Black Silk
Instagram: black.silk.gothmodel
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Update: There's been some progress on the website. Let me know your thoughts on it so far. There's more to come!
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