Zebedee Management is a new model agency that has been set up by Zoe Proctor and Laura Johnson, their aim is to see more people with disabilities represented in fashion and media.
"It’s been an incredible, exciting, and exhausting few months for us, from us having this idea up to today we’ve cast 100s of hopeful photo models, taken thousands of beautiful photos, traveled the UK, met some inspiring individuals, laughed a lot… cried too, been on such a learning curve (that’s still pointing up!), been nominated for a national award, had our first cover girl (Sara)!"
We have met people born with a disability and others who are recently disabled, we have Paralympians, ex-servicemen, and woman, disabled persons who are amputees due to accidents, a whole host of interesting, diverse, and courageous people who never thought that they could be given the opportunity to do something like this.
Zoe and Laura are going to be putting forward these beautiful models for mainstream campaigns in the hope we can start challenging the industry's beauty ideal by infusing more inclusivity.
Every person we represent IS beautiful and confident in their own skin so why shouldn't they be given the opportunity. Disability is often a 'token' gesture in the media 'a box ticker' we want it to be the norm. We are always on the lookout for beautiful people and we represent all ages, all abilities, all races, and ethnicities and we are determined to make this work for everybody involved.
More info: zebedeemanagement.co.uk