Sohla El-Waylly Wiki – Sohla El-Waylly Biography
Sohla El-Waylly is an editor for Bon Appetit magazine, the widely circulated food magazine under Condé Nast. On Monday, El-Waylly posted an Instagram story about EIC Adam Rapoport’s viral brown face photo, and went on to discuss her experience being allegedly discriminated against in the Bon Appetit office.
Rappoport recently come under fire on Monday, after a photo of him wearing a racist costume in 2013 resurfaced. His wife, Simone Shubuck, shared a photo of the “brown face” costume her Instagram page. Many employees of the popular food magazine have since spoken publicly about the incident, and about alleged incidents of racism they’ve experienced at the magazine.
The post was published on October 31, 2013. Beyond the racism inherent in the costumes and Shubuck’s caption (she calls Rapoport “papi”), many have noted a familiar face in the comments section for the post. Jane Larkworthy, an editor for The Cut, commented on the photo in 2013, “This was so dead on, I was so afraid of you two that night!!!!”
Holy shit. Sohla and I didn’t overlap, but I was a FAR less experienced white editor who made more than this. I’ve spent 3 years cringing every time someone asks me how cool it was to work at BA. In awe of those who’ve been brave enough to go public. There’s a lot more to come 👀 https://t.co/CrCjLL3Xvi
— Julia Black (@mjnblack) June 8, 2020
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In her Instagram story, El-Waylly wrote of her time at Bon Appetit,
”I am 35 years old and have over 15 years of professional experience. I was hired as an assistant editor at 50k to assist mostly white editors with significantly less experience than me. I’ve been pushed in front of video as a display of diversity. In reality, currently only white editors are paid for their video appearances. None of the people of color have been compensated.”
She continued, “I demand not only the resignation of [Rapoport] but also to see BIPOC given fair titles, fair salaries, and compensation for video appearances. Let use this opportunity to clean house and make real change.”
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