It’s so refreshing to hear of a child turning a negative experience into a positive one.

10-year-old Egypt “Ify” Ufele, who was once bullied for her heavier frame, used the bullying as fuel for her creative fire and started her fashion line, Chubiiline.¬†With the help of her grandmother, Ify began to design clothes for bodies typically not seen on fashion runways.

Ify made her debut at this season’s New York Fashion Week, showing plus size styles and showcasing traditional Ankara prints.

Lakia Nichole

Lakia Nichole’s Blog is a platform to showcase love for my people, our culture, and all positive things in-between.