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After being discovered at the age of 18, Ebonee Davis left Seattle for New York City to pursue her modeling dream. Throughout her fast-track career, she’s graced the pages of some of the most coveted publications in fashion, from Teen Vogue to Sports Illustrated. Davis was one of six finalists in the Sports Illustrated Model Search and she appeared in two of Calvin Klein’s new campaigns.

Earlier this year, Davis spoke candidly, in an interview published by the Huffington Post, about embracing her natural hair after years of feeling confined by the beauty standards of the fashion industry. She later expanded on this sentiment in a heartfelt article that she wrote for Harper’s Bazaar, which detailed her thoughts about fashion and systemic racism.

In an effort to push her social activism past words into action, Davis has put an emphasis on making time to give back to the communities that she inhabits. This summer, she will be running a free reading camp for young girls in Brooklyn. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Via Seattle, an organization made up of Seattle natives, embarking on philanthropic endeavors across the country.