Living with vitiligo (a condition that disrupts the uniformity of one’s skin) in Ghana can be very solitary and traumatizing, says Ghanaian nurse turns fashion model Enam Honya.
The 24-year-old Honya ventured into the glossy and superficial world of the fashion and modeling industry which she hopes would be a stepping stone to her dream job of being in the media. Her aim is to challenge the concept of beauty in Ghanaian society.
Honya started a campaign to end discrimination by challenging beauty stereotypes in the fashion and modeling industry.
She has worked with designers such as Quame Owusu, Afiyo Creations and Vogo Designs, a Nigeria-based fashion label founded by Ogo Maduewesi, and she is a leading global advocate for vitiligo awareness.