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FEATURE: Thando Hopa - A Model And Activist Fighting For The Rights Of Africans With Albinism

Meet Thando Hopa, a South African supermodel with albinism who is using her platform to fight the discrimination faced by many albinos in Africa. Raised in a supportive and loving home in Soweto - born to black African parents without the condition - the African model and activist (also a lawyer) was unprepared for the prejudice she would face from children and adults when she began school (all because of her white skin and blonde hair); and she is determined to change things, so that others don't experience that same abuse. Check out her photos below and CLICK HERE to watch her interview.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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" Being black is a form of identity for me. It is far more complex than colour, it is a label that helps us latch on to a sense of self, and perhaps even a sense of belonging."

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https://twitter.com/thando_hopa

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Comment by Turtel Onli on August 28, 2015 at 10:01am

Beauty is still Beautiful!!!! We, us…must!

Comment by Mars Caulton on August 27, 2015 at 4:21pm

Why is it so friggin hard to just treat each other equally?! I know that sounds simplistic, but really, the colorism that Black folks dish out against ourselves is just ridiculous and has become another shackle holding us back by keeping us divided.  I'm so happy this sister is out there using something that brought trouble her way as a child (which has been an unfortunate long-standing "tradition" that many women of my maternal line have faced for generations) and allowing it now to wake our people up.  Amandla awethu.

Comment by Taifa on August 26, 2015 at 4:20pm
She is gorgeous, unpigmented and all!!


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