Striking a blow for inclusion and queer progress, actress MJ Rodriguez has announced her role as spokesperson for the beauty brand Olay Body. The news comes just ahead of the 5th Annual Diversity Summit in Washington DC this week, where Rodriguez will deliver the keynote address.
“Olay Body is leading by example for other brands by opening doors for trans individuals like myself,” the Pose star said in a statement of her new gig. “I am so excited to work with Olay Body on this campaign leading up to my speech at the Diversity Summit. This is officially my first ever beauty campaign — I am so thankful to have the opportunity to show other trans women of color everywhere that they are seen and that they are worthy.”
In addition to her new role as celebrity spokesperson and her work as an actress on stage and screen, Rodriguez will take on an activist role as the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Diversity Summit. Held at George Washington University, the conference aims to create dialogue and raise awareness about diversity and inclusion among higher learning professionals.
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