This Petite Model With Alopecia Is Breaking The Internet, Inspiring Us All!

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In our society, where beauty standards for girls are unrealistic, where they are expected to be nothing less than perfect - imagine a petite girl with Alopecia. Her hair loss journey and our society’s conventional notions of beauty - how would they go together?

Toshada Uma is a 20-year old based in Bombay who is so much more to herself than being an extraordinary model, blogger and social media connoisseur. While Toshada has paid a little attention to her medical and physical conditions of having Alopecia and a conventionally non-model-like height of 4’8”, she sees an astounding life beyond such petty hurdles.

Facing extensive hair loss at the age of 10
At the tender age of 10, Toshada developed a medical condition called Alopecia which led her to increasing bald patches that kept escalating rapidly. The emergence of such a condition was horrifying for Toshada and took her generous time to accept it.

Toshada was just 15 when she decided to not let her physical conditions become an obstacle between her potential and her passionate dreams. It was now when she became strong-willed to make her first yet extremely daring step towards her fight against the senile beauty conventions by shaving off her head.

Building on her alternative fashion choices and doing her own eyebrow extensions
For Toshada, neither being short-heighted nor being bald shake her spirit to follow her passion of inculcating and innovating alternative fashion choicer for herself which attracted the attention of enormous amount of people. She also engaged in designing and executing DIY eyebrow extensions which came out to look unconventionally flawless and left the people amazed as she started posting her pictures online.

Being approached by photographers at 16
It surely came as a surprise to Toshada and she was totally taken aback when at the age of 16, photographers started contacting and requesting her to model for them as they developed a liking towards Toshada’s unique sense of fashion and ability to carry everything with immense confidence and vogue. She modelled for very renowned brands like Nike which gave her career a considerable thrust. All this came unexpected to her but encouraged her to an extent that she could already see an unstoppable path of success and never looked back.

Marking her influential presence on social media
Her entrance in the modelling industry motivated her to level up her game by endeavouring an initiative to influence people socially by widespread sharing of her story and how she overcame all the tough phases of her life. In not a very long span of time, the number of her Instagram followers soared to an all-time high of 365K and people began to take inspiration from her.

As Toshada was thinking of different ways of making a difference in the social outlook of people, of conventionally associating beauty with flawlessness and imperfection; to leave a greater impact, she started blogging and people gathered all their attention while showing exorbitant interest in Toshada’s skill of DIY eyebrow extensions, customised wigs and apparel designing.

Acing the entrepreneurial front
The most inspiring thing about Toshada’s story is how she never became stagnant and kept striving for more. It was after being vastly recognised on social media and gaining a lot of appreciation for her innovative fashion sense that she decided to bring up an entrepreneurial venture of her own by launching an apparel line by the name AltShop which has an Indian as well as global presence.

Her fight for inclusion of petites in body positivity movements continues vigorously
Toshada’s journey began from her own fight against beauty conventions while herself being bald and petite. All her achievements are a result of her step-by-step endeavours and her remarkably enduring spirit. However, Toshada is still of the view that as she has come across a long and difficult path, there is still a long way to go in this fight, especially in India, to establish the rights and privileges that must not be taken away from the petite people just because of socially created standards of beauty. After all, beauty is all about carrying yourself with pride, confidence and style while breaking the barriers with experiment and innovation.

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Toshada Uma is a person just like each one of us, with the only difference of having been gathered tremendous courage to fight against all the societal shackles in order to fulfil her passion. She is also giving back to the society by fighting for the social inclusion of petite people in body positivity. 

All it takes is your perseverance and the correct mode of capturing yourself while you are at it.

See it! Believe it! Capture it!  

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