Acid attack survivor, Reshma Qureshi is going to ramp walk in New York Fashion Week this september.
Reshma was 17 year old when she got attacked by her brother in law along with his friends. This incident changed her whole life, but instead of falling into darkness she stands up for the rights of Acid Attack Survivors.
She has been a part of campaign against open sale of acids and became the face of award winning global campaign #EndAcidSale. She also works as beauty blogger for raising awareness against acid attacks.
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Reshma worked for a NGO “Make Love, Not Scars” and the New York based fashion production house FTL moda contacted NGO to reach out to Reshma.
Producer of FTL moda, Ilaria Niccolini stated “It has been a journey of discovery that led us to Make Love Not Scars, the most recognized entity supporting survivors of acid attacks in India. We want to give voice to these amazing women, who have been silently suffering, hiding, and too often depriving themselves of the opportunity to declare how beastly, and cruelly they have been attacked. FTL MODA and Global Disability Inclusion are activating a powerful movement called #TakeBeautyBack, in partnership with Fashion Week Online, to make all diverse models, feel beautiful and included in fashion and entertainment. We are working to create a world where acids used in these attacks are unavailable to the public.”
NGO also made a video while breaking out the news to her and the reaction she gave was emotionally touching.
Watch Reshma Qureshi Video Here: