This is the story of a South Sudanese fashion icon; Nyakim Gatwech. She has been a fierce public image in promoting skin positivity.
Currently residing in Minnesota, Nyakim continues to eliminate barriers of conventional beauty standards. She shares the conversations she had with people regarding the color of her skin. In 2016, this 24 year old model was told to ‘bleach’ her skin by an Uber driver which caused her to laugh-out-loud.
Nyakim proceeds to spread skin positivity while being a voice for ‘Black Rights’ as well. With her genuine and bold characteristics, she has earned herself the title of “Queen Of The Dark”. Her message to the world is that no one should govern ‘one’ beauty standard and to love yourself no matter what you look like.