Leah V. is a plus-size hijabi model, body-positive activist, and freelance writer. While attending her master’s program, she started to blog because she had gone through several eating disorders and was tired of sucking her stomach in while in public. She began being more candid about her struggles as a fat, Black Muslim growing up in Detroit and has been featured in HuffPost, Elle Magazine, and Buzzfeed. Just to name a few.
When I had the chance to speak with her last week, we talked about her personal hero’s journey and why she was inspired to zig as an influencer when everyone else zagged. Within five minutes of talking to her, you can immediately tell that Leah is a special human being, someone who’s story is worth hearing.
Check Leah out on on Instagram @Lvernon2000
Facebook: Beauty and the Muse
Youtube: Leah Vernon