Shaun Ross, Closets
"It was amazing that I was the only African American male used for the 2009 September issue of I.D. Magazine. The entire issue was dedicated to Michael Jackson because he had just passed away. They used his song titles, and mine was "Black or White". It fit me perfectly." Shaun Ross

I think I will go with my favorite line that has been thrown at Shaun and try to pretend that the others were not said, which is, "Oh my god he is everything!" Though he has had to suffer immensely for having Albinism, yet another sad embarrassment of the ignorance and fear of the egos of mankind, he, and others of any minority are here to bring us face to face with our ignorance and thus, evoke reactions that offer up some wisdom and give hope for some evolution of thinking, like this one. I have a personal identification with Shaun's immunity to how people stare at him, because I have a gay son, who doesn't see the homophobic glares coming at him from everywhere, but I do (let's just say, he is my teacher in how he rises above, like Shaun does.) Shaun has a very supportive mom, "my mother always kept me going." I looooove how Shaun makes his rare and very defining characteristics a look that can only be his own. He is the antidote to the all too common bland homogeneity, with his Warhol shades, uber minimal use of black and clean lines and the touches of haute hip hop, like his RAD Chris Habana hat. With the way Shaun embraces his differences, he opens eyes and elevates consciousness.

If you like Shaun, you may also like Antonio Crowley and Sah D'Simone.

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  • ?

    What's with people aping the 80's ?

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