Halima Aden is one of the many supermodels that certainly hasn’t gone dark during the coronavirus pandemic. She’s working hard from home, having promoted her new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue feature, launched a line of hijabs, face mask sets, and turbans, and modeled in Carine Roitfeld’s virtual runway show, which brought some light to the industry during trying times.
Here, the 23-year-old model, activist, and influencer reflects with POPSUGAR on the past several months and highlights all the silver linings she can see. Halima’s been learning how to fine-tune her technology skills (see: flawless selfie above), and while she recognizes how far the fashion industry’s come, she has a few ideas as to how we can continue to ensure diverse representation in the future.
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