Diandra Forrest, mwanamitindo anaetumia fani ya mitindo kuielimisha jamii yake kuhusu changamoto wanazo kutana nazo albino.

Diandra Forrest
Diandra  Forest

Anafahamika  kwa  jina  la  Diandra  Forest. Mwanamitindo  kutoka  nchini  Marekani  ambae  ameonyesha  uwezo  wa  hali  ya  juu  katika  tasnia  ya  mitindo  nchini  Marekani  na  duniani  kwa  ujumla.  Fahamu  zaidi  kuhusu  maisha  ya  mwanamitindo  huyu  kupitia  maelezo  hapo  chini.  PICHA  NA  MAELEZO  KWA  HISANI  YA  MTANDAO  WA BORAPANDA.COM


Model and Actress

Diandra Forrest is an African-American model and actress. She is the first female model with albinism to be signed to a major modelling agency. Her striking beauty has caught the attention of many magazines and she has walked in numerous international fashion shows. Her passion for art and creativity has also drawn her into the world of acting.
Diandra Forrest

Early Years

I realised I had albinism at the age of nine. I grew up in a family of five children, in which only my younger brother and I had the condition. As a child, I often felt out of place.
I had neighbourhood friends who asked my older brother if I was adopted. In school, or even on the train with my mum, there would be parents, adults, who stared at my brother and me and laughed at us. I didn’t understand why.

New Found Confidence

It is not easy being a person with albinism because of the lack of understanding of what the condition is, even in the modelling industry where I have been working for the past few years.
People with albinism are looked at as something that is maybe extra-terrestrial, an odd beauty, not just a regular beauty, whatever that is. It can be fun and entertaining but it should not be a freak show.
Over the years, I have found my confidence, as a person with albinism, as just a woman, so that sort of thing does not bother me anymore.
Diandra Forrest
Diandra Forrest

Role Models

But I still hope for change: for children with albinism to know their beauty, and for their parents to instil that confidence in them.
I have always wanted to undertake a kind of ‘Big brother’, ‘Big Sister’ programme to mentor younger children with albinism, and to help their parents understand the condition and how it affects their children physically and emotionally.
Growing up, I would have loved to have someone older around who had albinism so I could see what I was going to look like when I grew up, just to motivate me, and who could understand some of the things I was going through.
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