After Being Bullied About Her Weight, 10-Year-Old Creates Plus-Size Fashion Line

Egypt “Ify” Ufele’s fashion line was included in this week’s presentation at New York Fashion Week.

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After being bullied because of her weight, 10-year-old Egypt Ufele, who goes by “Ify,” took matters into her own hands and used the bullying to fuel her desire to design clothes. 

Ify started out using a simple needle and thread to create her designs but then moved on to a sewing machine.

In an interview with Today, the Queens, N.Y., fifth-grader recounted how she was bullied.

“I was bullied and they called me all kinds of names,” she said. “One time, I got stabbed with a pencil.” 

Ify’s Chubiiline fashions were featured at this year’s New York Fashion Week, and she describes the clothing as “Africa to America one design at a time.”