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This Victoria’s Secret model is using fashion to empower young girls


If there’s anything we love here at MP! it’s strong women who aren’t afraid to speak their minds. And one woman who definitely isn’t afraid to do just that, is Victoria’s Secret model Leomie Anderson.

In the past,  the 23-year-old has made it her mission to remind young girls about the importance of sexual consent, and has spoken up about the problems which women of colour within the fashion industry face on a daily basis.

It comes as no surprise, then, to hear that Leomie has now taken her mission of empowerment to the next level, with a seriously *amazing* clothing line.

Under the brand name LAPP, Leomie has released a small collection of t-shirts with some important slogans.

In an interview with Buzzfeed, Leomie revealed that the inspiration behind the collection came after she penned her blog post on “Consent and Saying No.”

Following an overwhelmingly positive response to the post, she decided to use clothing to further promote her message, and thus, LAPP (which stands for Leomie Anderson the Project the Purpose),  was born.

The tees are currently on sale for £22 each.

We don’t know about you, but we are absolutely thrilled to see fashion being used for good.

Sometimes, the industry can get a pretty rubbish reputation (you might remember that sexist Target Batgirl tee, for example), but Leomie is certainly proving its worth when it comes to female empowerment.

At the moment, there are only 3 designs in the collection, but we’re guessing that if successful, there’ll be more on the way soon.

To finish, here’s a thought from Leomie (as told to Buzzfeed):

“My message for all women is to never dull your shine and never lessen yourself to gain acceptance. Be proud of who you are. To black girls and women I say, ‘Don’t let anyone police your identity because of the color of your skin.'”

We hear you, sister, we hear you.

Do you love Leomie’s designs as much as we do? Let us know what you think by commenting below!

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Written by Rachel Ellen Pugh

Rachel is the publisher at Maximum Pop! Having graduated from The University of Manchester with a BA in English Literature, Drama & Film, Rachel started her media career working in several different start-ups and newsrooms.

Rachel joined MP! after seeing the opportunity to build the site's social channels, and now likes to shout about them wherever possible.

When she's not managing all things MP!, Rachel can be found chasing strangers' dogs for attention, annoying the rest of the team with Ru Paul GIFs, and attempting to become the Mary Berry she knows she is. And failing.

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