“When I walk down the runway, I feel liberated. I feel amazing. I feel confident because people are watching me and they’re thinking, ‘wow, this girl’s got confidence…” she said.
Fatima thinks that the models that walk the runways are not exact representative of how people look in real life.
“Not everyone is tall and that’s not representative. Okay, it might be representative to the tall community but it’s not representative of the whole beauty community. The typical model is not that representative because real people are small, medium height, extremely tall, plus size.. all sorts, we’re all different shapes and sizes and I feel that models should represent that.”
Fatima wants to inspire people to know that anyone can be beautiful.
“Whatever shape you are, whatever size you are, whatever colour you are, whatever sexuality you are, I think everybody is beautiful in their own way and not enough people have been told that.”