Model & Activist
“She’s a powerful and unstoppable force and the world should take notice.” Teen Vogue, April 2018
Familiar for her refreshingly honest insight into ‘white privilege’, diversity and the LGBT+ community, Munroe Bergdorf has proven herself as the brave and bold voice which our society needs. An icon in an age of increasing social awareness, Bergdorf uses her sizeable profile (with over 100,000 followers across Twitter and Instagram combined) to advocate for a fairer world and to empower individuals to fight for positive change.
Munroe was the first transgender model to be selected to take part in a national beauty campaign, a project that would promote diversity and inclusiveness. But when her views on systemic racism were sold to the press and became an international news story, the brand decided to end their partnership.
Munroe continued to push further forward in her activism and modelling career and since she has spoken at several key panels on diversity and race including those at Oxford, Cambridge and Princeton Universities. She has also fronted campaigns for Illamasqua and Missguided and closed shows at New York and London Fashion Weeks as well as being been featured in numerous global publications including U.S. Vogue and The Sunday Times Style.
Munroe regularly appears on national and international television news to comment on race, diversity, gender and LGBTQ+ topics and writes for publications including Grazia, i-D, them.us, Paper Magazine, The Evening Standard, and The Guardian.
Soon after scooping up ‘Changemaker of the Year’ at the 2018 Cosmopolitan Awards, Munroe’s first film ‘What Makes A Woman’ premiered on UK Network Channel 4 in May 2018. In the hour-long documentary, Munroe examines the changing world of gender and identity in today’s society, as she becomes both author and subject.