What were you doing when you were 11? Think about it. If you were like me, you were entering middle school, still growing, and learning how to cope with your size. But there are some amazing people out there doing so much more and one of them is Egypt “Ify” Ufele!
Ify is the beautiful and talented young woman behind ChubiiLine! She came up with the name because bullies at school would constantly call her chubby. Instead of her letting their words get her down, she decided to do something positive. She turned their words into beautiful creations.
Ify’s father is from Nigeria. Many of her designs have an African feel. In fact, she likes to call it African designs with an urban twist. She learned to sew from her grandmother. Those skills are helping her so much with what she is accomplishing. In fact, she has accomplished so much her Bully Chaser T-shirts are in select Dr. Jay’s stores throughout NYC!
When she is not designing clothes or doing events, she loves spending time with her family and friends. However these days, Ify keeps a pretty tight schedule. She is constantly on the go showing off her designs. All of her hard work is already paying off! Recently, Ify was the recipient of the Junior Trailblazer Award at Full Figured Fashion Week!
Ify is so excited to be doing what she is doing because she realizes people appreciate her work. However, being a designer may not be her final stop in life. When she grows up, she wants to do either architecture or engineering! As for right now, you can find her website by clicking here.
One piece of advice from Ify – if you are being bullied, tell an adult or someone you think may be able to help! Such wisdom from such a young mind!
Ify, we here at The Plus Diaries were so happy to interview you! We look forward to watching you grow in all you do in life!