“(Reblogged from sheiseverywoman)
When I see Rihanna and the younger girls…I feel proud. Because whether they know it or not, that was a door…I helped to open. No Black women were in fashion magazines. And the first time I did Harper’s Bazaar, the label didn’t want to send me to New York to do it because they didn’t see what being in a fashion magazine had to do with selling records. I flew myself to New York to do Harper’s Bazaar the first time I did it. Because I knew.