Like other women of color, South Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech experienced racism from an Uber driver who told her that she should bleach her extremely dark skin.
While common people despised her skin, the fashion world hailed her unconventional beauty. Now, the 24-year-old model is breaking down barriers in the fashion industry with her pigmented skin and fierce determination.
To pay it forward, the model used her stand to encourage others to break barriers and not to be afraid of the dark.
Gatwech is not only an advocate for diversity in the fashion industry, but also a voice for Black rights around the world. She’s even been dubbed “Queen of the Dark,” a title she happily accepts.
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