Rawdah Mohamed, a 29-year-old model, who was born in Somalia, grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya till the age of nine, as that is when she migrated to Norway with her family. After moving to Europe, the Somalian model faced a lot of discrimination on the basis of her religion. She said she faced continuous bullying by wearing a headscarf.
However, Mohamed, who is a trained behavior analyst and a mother, was made the fashion editor for VOGUE’s Scandinavian issue in the earlier part of the year 2021. And this establishment has certainly set a precedent in the fashion world.
The fashion shared that her experience at the refugee camps piqued her interest in fashion. She’d always despised being told what to do, and when she experienced bullying at the camps, she was confident that she wasn’t giving up her hijab at all. Moreover, there were many other Muslim women at the camps who were creative with their headscarves, so she was inspired to style it up in trendy ways.
Even though Rawdah Mohamed loved playing around with different styles, yet she did not ever think of pursuing a career in as a model but she was passionate about fashion. Her friend (who was in the fashion industry), however, linked her up with her manager, while she pursued a degree in behavioral analysis and healthcare.
Mohamed shared that at the beginning of her career she was devastated to see people’s attitudes.
After being selected for the position, the fashion editor expressed her delight saying, “Vogue Scandinavia has taken the diversity issue to the next step, meaning creating [a] work environment where people of different backgrounds are being valued.”
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