If you don’t know Reshma Qureshi, you’re about to. She’s the incredible woman who works with NGO’s “Make Love Not Scars.” Her beauty tutorials start like any other video — but then they take a serious turn. Because at the age of 17, she was attacked by three disgusting monsters — her brother-in-law and his two friends — who threw acid on her face while she was walking to school.
Aside from recovering, brave, beautiful Reshma’s mission has been trying to ban the unregulated sale of acid. Because it shouldn’t be that easy to get.
Sadly, it’s still way too easy to acquire acid in India and other countries, but she’s continuing to fight it. Qureshi, who is the face of the NGO’s award-winning campaign #EndAcidSale, recently got word that one of the biggest events in the fashion world is going to back her up. Reshma is gearing up for New York Fashion Week after FTL Moda got in touch with Make Love Not Scars to ask Qureshi to walk the runway for them.
When she learns the news, it’s hard not to cry along with her.
Make Love Not Scars’ goals are to not only change the stereotypes imposed on acid attack victims but also redefine society’s idea of beauty.
“Today I realise that beauty is not just about how we look in the mirror,” Quershi told the Hindustan Times. “It’s more important to have a beautiful heart.”
Well done, Reshma. She’s exactly the kind of women every girl needs to look up to.