We are all different, yet we are all the same. Beauty knows no boundaries and comes in various skin and body structure variations. What is beautiful to someone might not be beautiful to others. All that matters is that we accept ourselves for who we are and don’t let others change us.
It’s time for you to meet Nyakim Gatwech, a South Sudanese model with stunningly dark skin color. Her purpose is to teach people to accept the dark and break the boundaries of traditional beauty.
Nyakim’s unrivaled determination is what keeps her going and helps her encourage others to do the same. Even though life wasn’t always easy for her, she remains proud of herself. “My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent… A nation of warriors,” she wrote in one of her Instagram photos.
In another post, Nyakim talked about her negative experience with some Uber driver. As they were driving, he suggested her to bleach her skin in order to get whiter. The model, however, didn’t back down after hearing this. She gave him a perfect response – laughter.
This 24-year-old fashion icon is on the rise and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Besides her engagement in the fashion industry, she is also a voice for the black rights. Despite giving her best in making sure the world is aware of diversity, some people still have a hard time accepting different colors. “You won’t believe the kind of questions I get and the kind of looks I get for having this skin,” Nyakim once said.
Recently, Gatwech has been given a nickname “Queen of the Dark” that she gladly accepts and is proud of. “Black is bold, black is beautiful, black is gold… Don’t let American standards damage your African soul,” she said.
It took this model a long time before her beauty was widely recognized. Nowadays, she has over one hundred thousand followers on Instagram. “Let’s show the world how beautiful and intelligent we are apart from just being dark skinned,” Nyakim encourages the people.
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