Ashley Graham Reveals Husband Was Spit On In Italy For Being Black
While grabbing the latest cover and spread with Allure, model Ashley Graham not only dished on her career and championing the body-positivity movement, but also reveals that while vacationing in Italy, her husband, cinematographer Justin Ervin, was spit on for being Black.
Additionally, the 31-year-old talks the balance of being empowered and being objectified throughout her career, and being ready to face questions head-on and teach people to “educate yourself.”
So, Graham shares, “I see what my husband has to go through every day. We had gone to Italy, and a man spat on him. It’s heartbreaking. It can make you really angry. But it’s like, how are you going to change that anger into a teachable moment?”
In addition, she adds:
“Read books; have conversations. Educate yourself. The more you have conversations with people around you that are different than you, [the more] you’re going to learn and you’re going to grow. No one who isn’t black is going to understand a black person’s life, but they don’t have to be ignorant toward [what it’s like]. I want to know as much as I can as a white woman who is going to be raising black children. We’re going to have to have that conversation of ‘Mommy’s white, Daddy’s black,’ and I want to be prepared.”