Monday, March 28, 2016

Amazing Girls of Color


Another black girl is kicking ass at a seriously young age. Ten-year-old Egypt "Ify" Ufele has been getting bullied and straight up assaulted at school for her size. Since our schools don't actually do shit about bullying, she decided to fight back by making her own clothes and starting her own plus-sized clothing collection.

After finessing her skills, she began the ambitious undertaking of creating her own line, which she named Chubiiline, with the dual mission of creating beautiful plus-size clothing and "bringing Africa to America."

Her designs are beautiful.

A photo posted by Egypt "Ify" Ufele (@bullychasers) on

A photo posted by Egypt "Ify" Ufele (@bullychasers) on

I would buy so much of this if it wasn't cultural appropriation.

It does make me sad, however, that so many black girls have to grow up so fast because our public schools are such failures. I love the fact that she's getting support and is able to do what she loves, but the fact that she was driven to it by bullying is tragic. She deserves a safe, happy childhood, and that's been denied to her. I hope every school administrator and those responsible for our failure of a public school system feel deeply ashamed.

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