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Rachel Charlene Lewis
February 06, 2017 4:38 pm

Today in #GirlPower, Anjali Lama, a transgender model, is speaking out about what it’s really like to be a trans model, and why she’s so passionate about the work she does. Like, yes! Anjali Lama, who is from Nepal, is honestly becoming one of our new role models, and we think you’ll love her, too.

We’ve seen so much progress recently when it comes to inclusivity in the fashion world, from more body diversity to models of color speaking out against racism. However, much still to be done, and there’s definitely a lack of trans models (though we’ve seen more of these amazingly talented folks in the last year or so).

Anjali Lama, who was recently on the cover of ELLE India, spoke with BuzzFeed about what it’s like to be a trans model.

Lama, who just wrapped up walking in Lakmé Fashion Week, told BuzzFeed, “Be it for a job or an accommodation, nothing comes easy to us. I got multiple rejections for just being a transgender woman.”

It hasn’t been easy, she explains, not by a long shot.

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Thankfully, she’s found that fashion is a more inclusive space.

And we’re so glad to hear it. We can’t wait to see what she does next, and we’ll definitely be cheering her on! Here’s to a more inclusive future in the world of fashion and beyond.

H/T BuzzFeed

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