The Instagram RunwayForAll Hashtag Celebrates Diversity in Fashion

By: Meghan Young - Jun 1, 2016
References: instagram & refinery29
As much as people might want to gripe on the fashion industry for its superficial standards and impossible ideals, the Instagram RunwayForAll hashtag brings attention to the importance of diversity to quell such negativity. This initiative on the part of the social media giant will highlight five models and how they break the mold every day they set foot in front of a camera or on a catwalk.

The first model to be featured on the platform with the Instagram RunwayForAll hashtag was Mama Cax (@caxmee), a Haitian blogger and model whose leg was amputated at age 18. Kristen Joy Watts, fashion and arts community lead at Instagram, says, "Our goal is to highlight some of the bravest and most creative models on Instagram who are building their own audiences and telling their own stories."