Wynta-Amor Rogers: "No matter the colour of our skin, we are one"

She's the 7-year-old Back Lives Matter protester who captured the hearts of the world with her impassioned speech at a New York march this summer. This is her message to you.

by Wynta-Amor Rogers
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21 September 2020, 4:29pm

Wynta’s story originally appeared in up + rising, a celebration of extraordinary Black voices, and is the first chapter of i-D's 40th anniversary issue (1980-2020). i-D chronicled over 100 activists and artists, musicians and writers, photographers and creatives, in Atlanta, Baltimore, Minneapolis, LA, London, New York, Paris and Toronto.

“It makes me so sad thinking about everything that is going on right now. The killings of innocent Black and Brown people has to stop. The police and law enforcement need to understand that we are one people. No matter the colour of our skin we are one.

My message for racist people is — I want them to learn how to love people for who they are and treat them with respect. We know it will not change overnight. We are just asking for peace and for our voices to be heard. Spread love not hate. We don’t want to hurt anymore. We want to be equal. Until that day comes it’s: No Justice No Peace.”

Wynta-Amor Rogers by Lacey Lennon for i-D
Photography Lacey Lennon. Wynta-Amor wears Top Burberry. Jewellery model’s own.

Credits


Photography Lacey Lennon
Fashion director Carlos Nazario

Hair Ro Morgan at The Wall Group using Design Essentials and Latisha Chong using Oribe.
Make-up Jamal Scott at the Teknique Group using Barbra Sturm Cosmetics.
Photography assistance Genesis.
Styling assistance Raymond Gee.
Casting director Samuel Ellis Scheinman for DMCASTING.
Casting assistance Alexandra Antonova.

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