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Disabled 24-Year-Old Egyptian Model Challenges Stereotypes

Disabled 24-Year-Old Egyptian Model Challenges Stereotypes

Rania Roushdy, 24, is a youthful Egyptian model who is confined to a wheelchair, yet hopes to challenge stereotypes and inspire others to pursue their dreams.

A video by Reuters of Roushdy’s story has started to trend on social media in Egypt with more than 240,000 views.

“I want to prove that a wheelchair will not stop me from what I want to do,” says Roushdy, who started her career as a make-up and hijab model before realizing that there weren’t any disabled people modeling clothes in Egypt, reveals the video by Reuters.

Watch Roushdy’s story in the short video above which talks about Roushdy’s dreams and how fashion houses are not doing enough to embrace people with disabilities.

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