Reshma Bano Qureshi, an acid attack survivor won millions of hearts as she walked down the ramp at New York Fashion Week. She was attacked with acid 2 years ago by her brother-in-law who mistook her as his wife. The chirpy teenager girl went into depression and even attempted to commit suicide. But her life completely transformed and took a U-turn after she met Ria Sharma, founder of an ‘NGO Make Love Not Scars’. Ria took out her depression and started crowd-funding campaigns to get her medical and legal expenses. Since then, there was no looking back.
She regained the courage and fought for justice. She stopped covering her face in public. This ‘brave-heart beauty’ is an inspiration for several others who have survived these cruel attacks.
She walked for Archana Kocchar, an ace fashion designer at the New York Fashion Week. “Make your heart beautiful. Beauty is not just about how you look”, she wants to share this message with the world. Undoubtedly, a very strong and inspirational message for many.
She has walked the ramp earlier too. She made her modeling debut for an online campaign, ‘EndAcidSale’, which was a big hit. She has been sharing several strong messages to public like how it takes to apply blush on face whereas it just takes 3 seconds for acid to disfigure it forever. Also, acid in market is available at ease in markets. Buying acid takes lesser time in India than it takes to buy a right shade of lipstick.
We agree with her! Sale of acid for public distribution should be banned. So that no more lives of women can be scarred for life!