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Acid Attack Survivor, Reshma Qureshi Gears Up For The New York Fashion Week

Posted: August 8, 2016
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Acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi, is all set to dazzle in the New York Fashion Week. Watch her prized reaction in the video, after receiving the good news.

Reshma Qureshi was all of 17 when her brother-in-law attacked her with acid. Two years on, Reshma is now a beauty vlogger as well as a part of the NGO, Make Love Not Scars where she is an active participant of their #EndAcidSale campaign in India.

If you are inspired by Reshma’s brave and inspiring story so far, then prepare to be dazzled even further! Come September, and Reshma will be walking the ramp at the globally acclaimed New York Fashion Week.

New York based fashion house, FTL Moda has invited Reshma for the show. According to Ilaria Niccolini, the producer at FTL Moda:

 “It has been a journey of discovery that led us to Make Love Not Scars, the most recognized entity supporting survivors of acid attacks in India. We want to give voice to these amazing women, who have been silently suffering, hiding, and too often depriving themselves of the opportunity to declare how beastly, and cruelly they have been attacked.

FTL MODA and Global Disability Inclusion are activating a powerful movement called#TakeBeautyBack, in partnership with Fashion Week Online, to make all diverse models, feel beautiful and included in fashion and entertainment.  We are working to create a world where acids used in these attacks are unavailable to the public.

We are receiving incredible support from many celebrities, models and professional organizations in the fashion and entertainment industries, thanks to whom our September appointments will hopefully contribute to ending this inhumane practice, and creating greater acceptance of all diversity”.

Please watch this heartwarming video to see how Reshma reacted to the news of being invited to the New York Fashion Week to be held this September.

We dare you not to cry.

Image Source: Youtube

Kasturi Patra

Kasturi Patra

Hey there! I'm Kasturi. A financial analyst by profession, my passion lies in creative writing. Besides short stories, I also love to write about issues that move me. When I'm not writing, you might find my face hidden behind the covers of a book. I'm a compulsive reader and a book hoarder. I'm also a staunch feminist who lives by the saying "If you sexist me, I will feminist you." I love animals and have adopted a few stray dogs and cats. I am spiritual by nature and I love visiting mountains, especially the ones where you have a lot of Buddhist monasteries. An introvert by nature, I find kindness to be the most appealing trait in humans. I look forward to hearing from you. 🙂 I blog at

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