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Activist and Model Eliott Sailors Graces LIM’s Leadership Conference

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Activist and model Eliott Sailors, who was discovered by Bruce Weber in 2001 and appeared in Milly’s #EqualityForAll campaign, recently spoke at LIM College’s Student Leadership Conference. Sailors discussed her experience in the industry as well as her personal life. A few highlights from her talk at the Maxwell Hall Student Center:

“Never was I attacked by straight Americans. [I was] only attacked by American lesbians. The most unsafe place I knew was supposed to be my community, the LGBTQ community. We have to stop dividing our communities whatever they may be. Create, empower and build communities and partnerships. I am committed to make the world a safer place.”

“I live a life by design, not by default.”

“Most people are more likely to say something negative than positive. If you aren’t hearing positive feedback, I’m sorry! I wish it was there for you. Don’t let the lack of positive feedback deter you from something and don’t let the negative feedback deter you either. Look at what you are committed to.”

“I have been misperceived as male and female. I have been called that or it. I tell my story not because I seek any pity. I tell my stories for others to know that they are not alone.”

Reporting by Hunter Harris


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