Reshma Qureshi, a 19-year-old Indian acid attack survivor who also actively campaigns for the #EndAcidSale movement, on Thursday walked the runway at New York Fashion Week, in what she called a life-changing experience after wowing the audience with her catwalk and her beauty despite the acid attack.
“People have the tendency to look at acid attack survivors from one perspective and I don’t want them to look at them like that anymore,” she told the AFP after the show.
“I feel really good and the experience was great,” she said in Hindi through a translator, according to The Guardian. I feel as though it has definitely changed my life. I do feel brave.”
“I want to tell the world—do not see us in a weak light and see that even we can go out and do things,”