Sara Ziff on The Conversation


We love this interview with The Model Alliance founder Sara Ziff on The Conversation. When asked what she liked and disliked about being a model, she wrote,

"Overall, I’ve been lucky and most of my experiences were positive. Modeling is one of the few jobs where women out-earn men and can rise to the top of their profession, so it can be extremely empowering. It gave me financial independence and paid for college, and I got to work with a lot of fun, talented people.

"That being said, modeling can be pretty mind-numbing. And you have little control over your career — from scheduling, to the types of jobs you do, to when you’re paid the money you’re owed. You have no job security. In that sense, it’s a “bad job,” as sociologist Ashley Mears has pointed out."

Read the full interview here.