This 5th Grader Was Bullied in School for Her Weight So She Started a Plus Size Fashion Line

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10-year-old Egypt "Ify" Ufele was constantly bullied for her size. Instead of internalizing the taunts, she turned the teasing into passion.

"I was bullied, and they called me all kinds of names," she told NBC. So she began to design clothes and sew them with the help of her grandmother. Ify's Chubiiline features inclusive fashions that represent the types of bodies you don't often see on runways.

This season she made her debut at New York Fashion Week with plus size styles in Ankara prints.

"I turned from negative attention into positive attention," she says. Keep up with Ify on Instagram.


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