- Lerato Sethibe lives with albinism and is an activist in this regard
- She is also a model and was crowned Miss Free State Albinism 2018
- She urged others living with the condition to be comfortable in their skin
A beautiful woman living with albinism has urged others with the condition to be comfortable in their own skin.
Lerato Sethibe, 28, hails from Kroonstad in the Free State province, TimesLIVE reports. She is an activist for people living with albinism and disabilities.
She is also a preacher and a model. She was crowned Miss Free State Albinism 2018 and was a finalist for Face of Free State Fashion Week 2018, Briefly.co.za learned.
Lerato uses modelling as a platform for spreading awareness about albinism. In an interview, she said:
It is important for people like me not to let others define their identity. Wear your skin proudly because you are wonderfully made.
She further explained that albinism is hereditary and people living with it are not muthi or aliens. Instead, they are human beings just like everyone else.
Lerato praised her family for raising her in a loving way and for never making her feel different. She added that she's a confident woman today because of her family.
The brave activist wants to see more people living with albinism making a name for themselves in modelling and other fields.
She keeps her skin safe from the sun by using sunscreen, wearing sunglasses and protective clothing, and avoiding exposure to the sun during peak hours.
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