In the 21st century we’re impacting the Runway and making history in positive ways. Halima Aden is an example of several 1ST.

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THE MODEL Halima Aden First hijab-wearing fashion model to walk international runway shows


‘Being your authentic self can break stereotypes.’

My first “first” came in high school, when I was crowned homecoming queen — no other Muslim student at my school had ever been chosen. For me to even be nominated, much less be crowned, meant so much. Students of color — especially the girls who are Muslim — saw that they could still have the American experience, and they didn’t need to conform.