Sudanese Model Talks Fleeing Her Home, Battling Colorism in this Revealing Interview

Sudanese activist-DJ-model Mari Malek shares her story in StyleLikeU's interview series What's Underneath. Mari was born in war-torn Sudan, has lived in the projects of New Jersey, and has faced extreme harassment due to the dark color of her skin.

Though she has endured struggles that few of us will experience, Maria has never strayed from her true self: "Fuck everybody who thinks I should suppress my identity. Fuck fear. It’s time for the world to look at one another not as black race or a white race but as a human race."


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