GETTING CURIOUS | How Are You Lighting Up The Runway For Representation? with Munroe Bergdorf


We love a “both and” moment, and this week’s guest is giving us just that: Munroe Bergdorf is both a stunning model and an incredible LGBTQIA+ role model. She and Jonathan celebrate this month’s “Pride In Nature” series with a conversation about her early love for the outdoors, the importance of trans inclusion in sports, and her hopes for representation in the fashion industry and beyond.

Munroe Bergdorf is a writer, model, and activist. She has spoken on international panels from Oxford to Princeton and contributed to publications such as the Guardian, Grazia, i-D, Teen Vogue, ELLE and Paper. In 2019, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Brighton for her contribution to campaigning for transgender issues. 

Can’t get enough of Munroe and Jonathan? Check out their episode together on Munroe’s podcast The Way We Are. You can keep up with Munroe on Instagram @munroebergdorf.

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