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Kare Ngugi
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What are your thoughts on Halima Aden quitting the fashion industry?

Halima Aden announced she’s quitting fashion due to her religious beliefs. She said she felt the fashion industry has made her ‘stray’ and ‘lose her soul’. I can’t help but feel somewhat disappointed because of everything she’s achieved.

For a Kenyan Somali woman refugee, she broke so many barriers including becoming the first Muslim Supermodel to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated wearing a burkini. I completely understand her reasons but what’re your thoughts on religion ‘limiting’ her or ‘helping’ her authenticate herself more?

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  1. Halima’a story is a bittersweet one for me. It’s still a beautiful journey regardless of whether she sticks to her current understanding of herself, her faith, hijab or not, this 23 yo young woman is at the beginning of a life expanding and enriching dialogue with herself, the modeling industry andRead more

    Halima’a story is a bittersweet one for me. It’s still a beautiful journey regardless of whether she sticks to her current understanding of herself, her faith, hijab or not, this 23 yo young woman is at the beginning of a life expanding and enriching dialogue with herself, the modeling industry and her spirituality.

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