Buzz

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.

Hundreds of Muslims Came Together to Pray for the Orlando Terror Victims
Egyptian Adventure Icon Omar Samra on Loss, Grief and Letting Go

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz

More in Buzz

Uber Egypt Reveals Unique Items Left Behind in Rides: Pickles, Xylophone, and Even a Cat!

Egyptian StreetsMarch 20, 2019

‘Egg Boy’ a Hero in Egypt after Egging Racist Australian Senator

Egyptian StreetsMarch 17, 2019

‘No Flag of Gays’: Egyptians Checked for ‘Rainbow Flags’ at Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert

Egyptian StreetsMarch 16, 2019

Italy – Marsa Alam Direct Flights to Start Operating in April

Egyptian StreetsMarch 15, 2019

Full Trailer of Aladdin Released Featuring Egyptian Actor Mena Massoud

Egyptian StreetsMarch 12, 2019

Online Eco-Friendly Movement Encourages People to Clean Up the Environment

Nour EltiganiMarch 12, 2019

Cash for Recyclables: “Go Clean” Incentivizes Citizen Recycling in Egypt

Mirna El SaiedMarch 8, 2019

Seven Egyptians Who Made it on Forbes’ 2019 Arabs 30 Under 30 List

Nour EltiganiMarch 5, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.