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

Egyptian Mohamed Salah Wins UEFA Player of The Week Poll, Beating Messi and Ronaldo

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 16, 2017

Egypt Selects “Sheikh Jackson” for Foreign-Language Oscar Nomination

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 11, 2017

Egyptian-American Rami Malek to Play Queen’s Freddie Mercury in Biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 6, 2017

Here’s What Tourists Really Think of Egypt

Egyptian StreetsAugust 31, 2017

14-Year-Old Arrested in Saudi Arabia for Dancing to “Macarena” in Public

Egyptian StreetsAugust 23, 2017

Egyptian Woman Drives a Truck, Breaks the Tradition

Engy AdhamAugust 21, 2017

Al Ahly’s Amr Gamal Will Be Egypt’s First Footballer to Play in South Africa

Kari MegeedAugust 13, 2017

“Despacito” Singer Visits Egypt, Performs in North Coast

Egyptian StreetsAugust 13, 2017
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.