Niachim getwich a model used to cry herself to sleep believing she wasn’t pretty enough when she was in middle school. The 24 year old South Sudanese model has now become a beauty icon and a source of inspiration for young ladies all around the world. What’s her secret selflove loving who you are takes time. Be confident in whatever scenario you’re in, Nyakim told Teen Vogue in an interview. If you love yourself, others will see it.
It will light through you, and people have the option of accepting you or rejecting you. Nyakam went viral after sharing a tale on Instagram about her encounter with an Uber driver. Niham laughed it off when the Uber driver asked whether she would bleach her skin for $10,000. I would never do something like that, she told him. I consider my skin to be a blessing.
Niachum has been dubbed Queen of the Dark by her fans ever since, and she’s confirmed her royalty with her powerful photographs and inspiring words. Nikki is involved into a role model for young girls who are searching for self love. When I put a picture up, I’m showing people that I adore who I am. No matter what you say, my skin tone is one of my favorites. I’m telling people that I’m attractive despite the fact that I don’t look like the majority of people on this planet, Nikum remarked.
Nyakim has utilized her recent celebrity to question American beauty standards thanks to her 2600 Instagram followers. Nyaka, who spent the majority of her life in Ethiopia and Kenya among the lighter skinned people, said she’s never experienced colourism until she moved to the United States. I had never had a skin problem until I moved to America and went to middle school where I noticed everyone was staring at me. I was mocked by the kids, Miyaka remarked. In every photo she takes now, the model embraces her darker pigmented complexion and challenges depiction and modeling.
She claims that beauty is various despite the fact that her complexion appears to be different from others. Nyakam will graduate from Minneapolis Community College in the fall. Nyakim aspires to continue modeling after graduation, but she knows she wants to be an elementary school teacher one day. My ambition is to continue a school modeling and give back. It’s not just about me.
I want to help others who have experienced what I have in any way I can. I want to give back to my community, Nyakham stated. Nikki, who emigrated to the United States at the age of 14, 1st encountered the Term model in the grocery store. Nikem traveled from South Sudan to the United States on her own, walking from an Ethiopian refugee camp to a Kenyan refugee camp and finally to the United States. Nyaka had to say goodbye to two brothers along the way, but she never gave up hope.
The model arrived in the United States in 2007 with her mother and siblings. Nikum now wants to tell her tale and raise awareness about the situation in her own South Sudan. The language barrier hindered Nikum from comprehending individuals who approached her in the grocery store and suggested she seek a modeling career. I used to ask myself, what is modeling? Is that a position for which I should apply?
Nyachum burst out laughing. Her sister, who was also a model, pushed her to enter the industry in order to help diversify it. Nyacham didn’t feel she could seriously pursue modeling until her junior year of high school. Mikem claimed the career clicked for her as she strolled down the runway in one of her friend’s creations at a school event. The darkskinned beauty began building her portfolio.
After spending two years in New York and numerous weekends throughout College doing photo sessions, Nyakim has established a movement of selflove and female empowerment. In addition to taking the Internet by storm with her modeling. I empower dark skin little girls who are bullied because of their inability to change their skin, Yakim remarked. I received a letter from a young girl praising me for liking myself. She told me that she began to love herself as a result of my love for myself.
Nikum’s mother was always there to remind her that she was lovely and to help her develop selfesteem, she added. Nyacham now wants young women across the world to know that she’s available to be that person for them. Self love, after all, is contagious. Talk to Someone If you’re a young girl going through something, please contact me. If you message me on social media, I will undoubtedly answer and offer you the best advice I can, Nyacham stated during an interview with Nyakim Gatwick.
Several mysteries were revealed. Here’s how it goes. When you were in middle and high school, how did you deal with the hostility and ignorance of haters? I didn’t know how to deal with the harsh comments I experienced on a daily basis. When I was in middle school, I used to deal with unfavorable comments by either isolating myself in my room or crying and fighting back against those who spoke hurtful things about me.
I could see it wasn’t going to help. I became sad by locking myself in my room and fighting back resulted in my suspension from school. Kids are making fun of me because of my complexion, I informed my sister, and my concerns were not being fixed. So what do I do now? I want to bleach my skin and do all of this.
She informed me that skin bleaching was not the best option. She was the shoulder on which I cried. We spent a lot of time talking. She would always give me sound advice and tell me how wonderful I am and how there’s nothing wrong with being different. The bullies had never seen someone who looked like me before.
They were terrified of witnessing something new, anything unfamiliar. I simply didn’t care anymore. In high school, I’m proud of myself. It didn’t matter to me what other people had to say. You need help.
If you’re talking down to me like that, something’s upsetting you, I said. All you need is a friend, a hug, or whatever. I don’t know how to deal with unfavorable comments as well. In middle school, as I did in high school, I learned to appreciate myself as I grew older. What are your plans for dealing with them now?
The negativity no longer bothers me. I accept my skin. I love myself, and I’m no longer self conscious about it. I no longer consider myself to be unattractive. I’m confident in my abilities.
It doesn’t bother me nearly as much because I’m content with myself out this door. There will be negative people staring at you sideways. People will say bad things to you, I remind myself occasionally in the morning. But it doesn’t matter because you’re beautiful inside and out, and the people who notice that will be more you will attract negative people if you’re so impacted by the terrible things people say about you and the bad remarks people post about you. However, if you’re upbeat and confident, you will attract positive people.
You will attract individuals who will come up to you and say, oh, you’re gorgeous if you walk with pride, confidence, and love for yourself. I’ve grown into a strong lady who can educate and stand up to anyone who says something to me. I can tell them I’m from this region of the world, which explains my appearance. There are so many gorgeous people in the world that you’ll never see them all. We all have various appearances.
It’s acceptable that we’re all different shapes and sizes. We should not be afraid of being different. It’s one thing to deal with the tractors. But how do you persevere when you’re dealing with models, designers or makeup artists, individuals who are supposed to be your peers? When it comes to your workplace, that’s the most difficult thing to do.
I wouldn’t say anything to my fellow models, peers, or friends. I used to go to casting calls and sit next to a group of girls, and some of them would be kind and say things like, oh, hello, what country are you from? You shouldn’t be a model, even if sub models look at you and you’re not a model. For whatever reason, I deal with this by refusing to be disturbed or depressed by it. There’s a wider picture to consider.
At first, I was only doing it to show that I, too, am lovely. Now that I’ve gotten past that, I’m not just proving a point anymore. I’m standing up for all those little girls who were formerly like me, who are currently being bullied and who are going through the same things I did. You can achieve anything you set your mind to. I’m doing this for them.
For my younger self, for makeup artists and photographers, I believe things have improved recently. When I used to work with photographers. I’d have a fantastic session. Then the photographer would edit it and send me the shots, which were so light. Hey, I’m not trying to be disrespectful.
I realize this is your profession. This is something you’re good at. But I feel like this is just too light. It’s not my complexion. Do you think you could tone down the lightning?
I’d say to them, photographers, okay, thank you for letting me know. Some of them would say, and they’d make it right. When it comes to makeup artist, they either put out a foundation two shades lighter since they didn’t have my foundation shade and my face looked different from my neck. Or they would say, oh, you don’t need a foundation because they simply didn’t have my foundation. I’ve just begun to carry my foundation with me at all times.
Instead of being upset, I thought to myself, oh, no, I can’t do this photo shoot. My makeup isn’t working for me. I don’t want to hurt the photographer’s feelings. Hey, I have this foundation that I believe is dark enough. I say politely.
I simply have a solution or attempt to speak in a really polite manner. Previously, I would have said nothing and gone home to cry about it. At the worst photoshoot or fashion show, I’d say, I look so horrible on the catwalk. What are some of the ways you practice self love? Every day I remind myself that I’m attractive, unique, powerful and confident by looking in the mirror on Instagram and Twitter, I talk about it self love.
I enjoy applying makeup. I go to the salon to get my nails done. I treat myself because I didn’t in the past. What are your thoughts on Instagram and the impact it has on young women’s self esteem? Instagram is a great social media platform and network, but I believe it has the potential to break you down as a person.
There are a plethora of how to look pages on the Internet. So many of the people you follow enjoy beautiful lives, but you never see what they go through on a daily basis on Instagram never put your total resilience in what you see on the screen. That isn’t always the case. However, it is a good platform from which to build something of your life. Instagram is a great way to connect with huge brands.