Apartheid stigma was the biggest problem South African citizens’ faced. Political freedom was a mirage for African country natives and many freedom fighters like Nelson Mandela, Albert Sisulu, Helen Joseph, Emily Hobhouse, Steve Biko and Albert Luthuli are prominent members who sacrificed their individual freedom for the cause of millions of brethren. Here is an instance of Sudanese Girl Nyakim Gatwech who has taken forward the fight against discrimination of skin color in modeling world by creating her own aura in the modeling arena and disproved people who believe that skin color is primary for proving your mettle in the fashion industry.
Nyakim Gatwech is a South Sudanese model who is proud of her melanin. She calls herself as ‘Elegant Chocolate’. She is the real morale booster for all blacks and is not only deeply pigmented but deeply determined to break the conventional belief that white skin determines beauty. She as a model who encourages all deeply pigmented girls to stride her path
This 24-year-old fashion icon lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Who recalls how different people react to her skin color. Even Uber Cab driver had advised her to get her skin bleached which she had taken lightly and proudly posts a caption in her Instagram which says “My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent. A nation of warriors.” And this post received millions of shares and likes. She advocates diversity in the fashion industry and is considered as “Queen of the dark” by millions of followers.
Her famous quote is “Black is bold, black is beautiful, black is gold… Don’t let American standards damage your African soul.”
Though today she is accepted by a wide array of the audience as a model in initial days her unique beauty was not digested by many fashion buffs.
- Her one more famous quote is- “You are beyond beautiful and the love I have for you is unconditional because you are me”
- Her message to dark skin brethren is “Let’s show the world how beautiful and intelligent we are apart from just being dark-skinned”
- One more quote that went viral is “My skin absorbs the sun rays and my hair defies gravity. Now you can’t tell me I’m not magical!”
Most importantly she has not compromised with her radiant self-love despite receiving discouraging messages every now and then.
Friends, Nyakim Gatwech has definitely proved that determination and positive thoughts can take you miles forward and be breaking conventional thinking is possible with determination and guts.