The inspiring story of Reshma, acid attack survivor
Reshma, a 19-year-old Indian girl, survived an acid attack. Now she’ll be making modeling debut at FTL Moda during New York Fashion Week, and her journey will be in a new documentary, with the help of you and Kickstarter.
Two years, ago when she was just 17, Reshma Qureshi’s brother-in-law attacked her with acid. Reshma was seriously disfigured and lost her left eye. With the help of Ria Sharma, founder of the volunteer network Make Love Not Scars, Reshma found the courage to fight and speak out for all women who are victims of acid attacks.
Reshma found the courage to speak out for all women who are victims of acid attacks.
In India there are about 1,000 acid attacks every year. Make Love Not Scars aims to help the victims and to create awareness in order to stop the sale of acid.
Reshma has now been invited to walk her first fashion show at New York Fashion Week in September 2016 by NYFW producers FTL Moda.
Reshma has now been invited to walk at New York Fashion Week in September 2016.
Reshma has never been outside of India. She will officially debut as a model on the 8th of September. It will be an incredible adventure.
The Documentary Project
Now team of award-winning, young professionals want to tell Reshma’s story. The producers say: “We believe it should be told. It’s powerful and inspiring. It’s a story about courage, love, and most of all, hope. That’s why we decided to make a documentary film about it.
“The documentary RESHMA will follow her week in New York. Throughout the whole documentary, her narrating voice will share her thoughts, memories and dreams with us.”
Find out more — and how you can help — at their Kickstarter page.