10 Year Old Clothing Designer Talks Debuting at New York Fashion Week & Being Bullied (WATCH)

July 20, 2016  |  

Egypt “Ify” Ufele is a 10-year old fashion designer who was bullied in school because she was overweight due to taking steroids for severe asthma. As a result, she started a non-profit Bullychasers and her clothing line ChubiiLine to bring awareness and help other kids that are being bullied. Egypt has a clothing line for kids, women, and men. On top of all of that she also has a dog AND a doll collection. Can you tell us what you were doing at 10?

Check out the video above to hear her story and see her in action creating a garment. We were also in attendance at the 2016 Full Figured Fashion Week Runway show where she received the Junior Trailblazer of the Year Award and deservingly received a standing ovation.

Egypt’s clothes are available via online and in the following stores:

  • Dr. Jays
  • Macy’s
  • Rainbow

Follow Egypt on Instagram to shadow her journey.

 

Check out our Be The Boss episode featuring Marley Dias discussing her viral #1000blackgirlbooks campaign.

 

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