Kenyan born Vanessa Kingori made history after taking over Kourtney Kardashian’s Instagram page to run her black history campaign.
Vanessa who is the publishing director of British Vogue initiated a campaign titled Share The Mic UK together with the chair of the British Fashion Council Stephanie Pair to kickstart the black history month.
According to Vanessa, the main objective of this campaign is to amplify the voices of black women and their achievements and bridges the gap between black and whites considering that non-black women participate in the campaign by giving their platforms to prominent black women.
Kourtney and Vanessa had both hyped the campaign on their Instagram pages as Kourtney revealed her excitement for being part of the campaign.
“am so excited to hand over my Instagram account to @vanessakingori on October 1st! I will take part in #ShareTheMicUK to magnify Black women’s voices. I can’t wait to listen and watch Vanessa take over my account.” Kourtney wrote
“If you need me, I’ll be at Kourtney’s.・・.Delighted to take over @kourtneykardash’s IG account on 1st October to magnify black women’s voices as we kickstart #blackhistorymonth UK.#sharethemicuk #sharethemicnow” Vanessa added
Through Kourtney’s Instagram that has over 100M followers, the campaign target was to reach a large audience as well as bring together over 70 successful black women on board to share their inspirational stories.
Some of the topics highlighted through this campaign include Motherhood, clean beauty, business, justice from a black woman’s perspective in the spirit of learning and spreading love.
Other than Kourtney, other white celebrities who handed over their Instagram accounts to popular black women including reality star Kourtney Kardashian, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and designer Victoria Beckham.