June 22, 2022

EP. 270 — How Are You Lighting Up The Runway For Representation? with Munroe Bergdorf

We love a “both and” moment, and this week’s guest is giving us just that: Munroe Bergdorf is both a stunning model and an incredible LGBTQIA+ role model. She and Jonathan celebrate this month’s “Pride In Nature” series with a conversation about her early love for the outdoors, the importance of trans inclusion in sports, and her hopes for representation in the fashion industry and beyond.

Munroe Bergdorf is a writer, model, and activist. She has spoken on international panels from Oxford to Princeton and contributed to publications such as the Guardian, Grazia, i-D, Teen Vogue, ELLE and Paper. In 2019, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Brighton for her contribution to campaigning for transgender issues.

Can’t get enough of Munroe and Jonathan? Check out their episode together on Munroe’s podcast The Way We Are. You can keep up with Munroe on Instagram @munroebergdorf.

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness and Munroe Bergdorf  JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a gorgeous conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On today’s episode, I’m joined by Munroe Bergdorf, where I ask her: How are you lighting up the runway for representation? And before we get going, I just wanted to say: thank you so much for listening to Getting Curious! Thank you so much for supporting Getting Curious and our team. We work so hard to bring this show to you week after week and we love doing it, we love you for supporting us. I just never really hop on and say that at the top, so I just wanted to say I thank you, I love you and thank you so much for your support. And this week, we have such an incredible guest, Munroe Bergdorf! Yay!  Welcome to Getting Curious. This is Jonathan Van Ness and we have got such a fucking gorgeous episode for you not to cuss right o

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