munroe bergdorf is reminding you not to let others define you in 2018

Be yourself and love yourself. The model changed the game this year and wants you to do the same.

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Dec 20 2017, 1:41pm

2017 was a year of highs and lows, for nobody more than Munroe Bergdorf. But the model and activist managed to turn her low point of the year -- being axed from L’Oreal -- into her high point, as she changed the conversation on trans visibility and white privilege across the world.

In a year of silence breaking, Munroe was a key voice in the beauty industry, reminding everyone of how far there is to go until we reach true equality of all genders, races and sexualities in advertising. While the uncomfortable truths she spoke out may have lost her the campaign, the model has since become an idol for many and a force to be reckoned with in the fight for equality.

This coming year is going to be all about not letting anyone else define her identity. Find your people, find your voice, make like Munroe and nail 2018. Be good, be kind, be 2018!