Model Joan Smalls is taking a stand and pledging to donate half her salary for the remainder of 2020 to organizations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

As noted by British Vogue, on June 11, Joan delivered an impactful statement regarding the fashion industry and media via an Instagram video, urging her peers to “do more” than simply post a black square in their feed or say they’ll “do better.”

“It’s time for us to see the change starting from the ground up. Give us a seat at the table, include us, give us a chance, because we are worthy, talented and unique,” Joan wrote in the post accompanying the video. “There have been so many times where I’ve had to face issues against my race within this industry because I was their token black girl. The campaigns and editorials I had to share while my counterparts got to achieve that on their own. Or that my hair was an issue or…

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