The good friend Dawn Montgomery is one of the most hard working, determined, positive people I know. Glad to have her as a friend. Recently, she sat down with Urban Belle Magazine and gives an us an indepth look into her life and how she balances it daily. Read more below:
"It is no secret that the modeling industry is one of the most competitive fields to break into. While it may be glamorous to walk the runway and wear pieces from extraordinary collections created by some of the top fashion designers, there isn't a model alive who doesn't hope her name will be more significant than her gorgeous face.
And for black models, establishing an impressive modeling career isn't quite impossible, but it's pretty close to inconceivable. Models of color aren't in demand in the world of high fashion, so every black model must work harder to achieve supermodel status. To Dawn Montgomery, a mental disorder has made her stronger than ever, and motivated her to achieve plenty in a field that makes it pretty tough for women of color."
Dawn has been featured in Black Men Magazine, Roll Out, JET's "Beauty of the Week," as well as campaigns for Akoo, PZI Jeans, Seagrams Gin 2009, and music videos for Ludacris and Bow Wow; all while battling Bi-Polar Disorder. She recently sat down with us to talk about battling mental illness, while pursuing a successful career in modeling. More than a pretty face, the Mississippi native plans to spread awareness of mental illness and become a voice for those who refuse to let the disorder take over their lives.
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