If you are anywhere with a tv, social media account or internet access you already know the name Egypt Ufele, especially if you follow New York Fashion Week! Her story is inspiring, so much so that I just had to interview her.
You are a brave, bold and beautiful young lady, I’m so glad you can see that in yourself. Unfortunately, not everyone in your past could see that. What was the moment that let you know that the bullying you were experiencing had been enough? How did you handle it?
I knew I had enough of the bullying when I was stabbed with a pencil. I told my mom and I knew it was no longer just words. It became a serious act of domestic violence.
Many young people, and some older ones as well, still experience bullying. How did you get the strength to say ‘No more!’ ?
When anyone violates you to the point that you don't want to return to school. You have to shut it down, otherwise it can turn into a serious depression issue.
There is an obvious influence of positive image in your life and we can tell that it comes from your mom. How did she give you such a powerful outlook on your life? What ways or what kind of things did she/does she do that reinforces who you are?
My mom was a victim of domestic violence. She told me a person can hurt you but never let them take your soul. My mom said we all make mistakes it's how you fix it that gives you strength. My parents always told me that I am a Princess, so when the bullies attacked me with vicious words I knew God was protecting me.
You are undoubtedly remarkable Princess Egypt! Please share with women and girls who are reading this, how you hold your head high knowing your worth and tell them how they can too.
Everybody is put here for a purpose and we all must find our purpose. My purpose was to share my story of bullying to save lives. Sometimes God puts you through a tragedy to prepare you for a trumpet.
Wow, that was beautifully said, from tragedy to trumpets. Your words paint the imagery that life is like a song with different notes that come together and shape your legacy. You are certainly making a splash with yours. You are the CEO of two organizations. Please tell my audience about BullyChasers and Chubiiline.
BullyChasers is my company that I started to share information to our youth and adults about bullying. Everybody should be educated on how bullying can destroy people's lives. I teach adults to teach their children to never bully.
Chubiiline is my clothing line company that was set up to never discriminate against any model. I design for all size models, especially curvy models.
How can people get involved in your BullyChasers projects?
You can get involved by purchasing items from shopchubiiline.com. The proceeds help me travel around the world to spread the word at schools and community events. I give out free BullyChasers t-shirts to kids that were bullied.
Where can we purchase Chubiiline clothing?
At ShopChubiiline.com. The garments will be in major stores shortly. Jimmy Jazz, City Trends, Dr. Jays, Macy's & Route 8.
Thank you Egypt, for taking the time to share with us. You inspire us! Keep being who you are, God truly has blessed you to be a blessing.