WRITTEN BY KATE KING
Where to begin with Hari Nef? Her resume stuns with a wide array of acting roles, modelling and her activism for the transgender community; but it isn’t just her credentials that make her such a unique woman. At the age of 25 she has become a highly influential person and was the first transgender woman to be signed to IMG worldwide.
A simple scroll through her Instagram does not hide her confidence and her affinity with fashion. She has a colourful outlook on life and is very honest about her everyday life and all that comes with it. She has never hidden the fact that she is a transgender woman and has embraced it wholeheartedly, living honestly and 100% as herself.
To me, what stands out about Hari, is her simple love for her work and the dedication she shows to the industry. Her activism and her career go hand in hand. Her strategic and necessary marrying of her social standings and opinions with her career is what has set her ahead and makes her stand out. She has starred in films and television shows surrounding young women, and others that follow the story of transgender people. Her outspoken opinion on transgender people being represented in the film and television industry is what is so impressive about her. She is fearless, or seems to be, when she discusses these topics and issues of importance surrounding the transgender community. As someone who has experienced transitioning, and did so somewhat in the spotlight, her fearlessness and drive are attributes that make me see such a strong woman.
Not only does she speak out about transgender rights, she also uses her platform in fashion to educate others about the community. She has used her platform to address these issues either in magazine interviews or editorial pieces and has since made her affiliation with the National Centre for Transgender Equality known. She steps out in a big way as a model, actress, activist and as a human being. She makes her voice known and doesn't shy away from issues that affect hundreds of others and herself. Her selflessness and dedication to the causes she so deeply believes in are what make her such an inspiration for transgender people and for women everywhere.
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