Nokwethaba Mchunu was always drawn to the power of fashion. She watched as dazzling outfits imbued women with unfettered confidence. But when Mchunu scoured retail stores for a garment that would give her the same feeling, she couldn’t find one. “Wearing the usual plus-size clothing felt disempowering,” she says. Unwilling to hide herself, Mchunu unfolded a bundle of rich material and began stitching something that celebrated every part of her being. “If we want to feel good, we make the clothes to make that happen,” Mchunu says.
Studying fashion design, Mchunu found strength in the outfits she created. They became an integral part of her identity, making a statement wherever she went.
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