Real Beauty Moment: Young Role Model


I just graduated from the university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I studied English Lit and I minored in sexuality studies. I have a really big issue with gender roles so my mission in life, since I’ve been super little and hated wearing dresses, has been to debunk gender roles.

IMG_9755I love Amandla Stenberg. It’s funny because she’s younger than me but I kind of look up to her. Anytime I see black women who look like me and are in my generation that are really trying to changed things and mold people, and get people to pay attention to things that are important to us, I look up to them. To me they’re amazing and they’re role models and I can’t believe the strength she has at 17-years-old.


Abi Ishola
Abi Ishola


Abi Ishola is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beyond Classically Beautiful, the acclaimed photo series turned multimedia platform. On any given day, you can find her tucked away in a perfectly lit Brooklyn coffee shop working for several hours. Then she dashes off to pick up her daughter from daycare. Abi is also a TV Producer, a proud FIT Alum, Nigerian-American, and a soul searcher.

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