Mutaleni ya Toivo
I have always wanted to be a model from a very young age, but growing up I was never the socially accepted standard body size for a model because I was tall and bigger built, but not small. In order for me to ‘fit in’, I needed to lose weight, but I never lost enough weight to ‘fit in’. Over the years I worked on loving my body for what it is. In November 2019, I decided that I was actively going to pursue my modeling career and I decided that I would be an advocate for the inclusivity of all body types in fashion and on the runway.
Written by: Delila Katanga