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|25 Mar|5 mins

Inspiring, Individual & Breaking Down Barriers

From makeup artists to musicians, meet the people using their voices for equality
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25 Mar
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In a celebration of diversity, we're highlighting the achievements of five unique role models. Alongside their Pride collection, Levi's® started a conversation as part of their 'I AM...' Equality Series, telling the stories of inspiring individuals who are changing preconceptions through their everyday lives and pushing for equality. All have faced adversity in their lives and never let it stand in their way. See why we love them...

News
|25 Mar|5 mins

Inspiring, Individual & Breaking Down Barriers

From makeup artists to musicians, meet the people using their voices for equality
THE ICONIC
25 Mar
Share:

In a celebration of diversity, we're highlighting the achievements of five unique role models. Alongside their Pride collection, Levi's® started a conversation as part of their 'I AM...' Equality Series, telling the stories of inspiring individuals who are changing preconceptions through their everyday lives and pushing for equality. All have faced adversity in their lives and never let it stand in their way. See why we love them...

South Australian makeup artist and soon-to-be speech pathologist, Ruby is passionate about change for those in both the disabled and queer communities.

“Ignorance is a reflection of the way people are conditioned in our society to view and understand disability. It is not a reflection of you as a person, or your value and your worth, because you have value and worth, and disability is part of that.”

“Ignorance is a reflection of the way people are conditioned in our society to view and understand disability. It is not a reflection of you as a person, or your value and your worth, because you have value and worth, and disability is part of that.”

Based in Adelaide, Darcy has worked at Levi’s® for nearly 7 years. A transgender male, he has been extremely open about his physical and mental transition – even breaking down taboos and informing people via social media conversations that let people ask anything about his body and being trans.

“When I got older… I sort of opened my eyes to be like ‘maybe I can do this’ - I don’t have to be famous to be trans, I can just be me and be trans.”

“When I got older… I sort of opened my eyes to be like ‘maybe I can do this’ - I don’t have to be famous to be trans, I can just be me and be trans.”

Jamaican-born dancer Loredo began training at the age of 9. He has toured the world in Disney’s stage production of the Lion King and opened his own dance school which performs professionally all over the globe. Loredo never loses sight of his humble beginnings in homeland Jamaica and the obstacles he has had to overcome to follow his passion.

“I did not wake up going, ‘I like men.’ I just found myself where I found myself.”

“I did not wake up going, ‘I like men.’ I just found myself where I found myself.”

The Perth-based singer-songwriter’s self-expression, unapologetic attitude and varying music styles have cemented her as one of Australia’s leading rock voices. In her self-labelled “coming out” album titled ‘Fruit’, she expresses her desires, faith, pain and sexuality.

"I really do like pushing the boundaries; we live in a world that tends to bleach things a little too much."

"I really do like pushing the boundaries; we live in a world that tends to bleach things a little too much."

One of the most important voices in Australian hip hop today, Miss Blanks’ provocative lyrics, unabashed attitude and hard-hitting beats, have made her a force to be reckoned with in the nation’s music landscape.

“​As a trans woman of colour, what equality means to me is being able to live my most authentic self, free from any kind of discrimination based on the intersection that I offer.”

“​As a trans woman of colour, what equality means to me is being able to live my most authentic self, free from any kind of discrimination based on the intersection that I offer.”

Show your support for equality with the Levi's Pride collection.

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