Anjali Lama – Anjali Lama is a transgender model who is shaking up the fashion scene in India.
Anjali Lama – Lama, who is originally from Nepal, will be the first transgender model to walk at Lakme Fashion Week -- India's premiere fashion week.
Anjali Lama – Lama was born Nabin Waiba and lived in Nuwakot -- a rural area in Nepal. She says she faced prejudice and bullying when she first spoke to family and peers about her desire to transition to a woman.
Anjali Lama – Lama hopes that by taking the catwalk at Lakme Fashion Week, she will help promote diversity in the modeling and fashion industries.
Winnie Harlow – Model Winnie Harlow has also played a key role in promoting diversity in the modeling industry.
Winnie Harlow – The Canadian model suffers from vitiligo -- an incurable skin pigmentation disease that causes colorless patches to develop on a person's body.
Winnie Harlow – Bullied for her skin condition as a child, Harlow is now a social media sensation and a global "it" girl. "The most liberating thing is being able to just simply be myself and show the fashion industry that beauty can come in many forms," she says.
Khoudia Diop – Model Khoudia Diop also had to overcome childhood bullying. She was teased for her striking dark skin. (Photo: Moshoodat & Joey Rasado)
Khoudia Diop – Diop has since embraced her dark complexion, and calls herself the "Melaniin Goddess." (Photo: Moshoodat & Joey Rasado)
Khoudia Diop – After working on a campaign which promoted diversity in the modeling industry, Diop became a social media sensation overnight. She now has over 381,000 Instagram followers.
Wang Deshun – Age has never been an obstacle for Deshun, who learned to ride a horse at 65 and ride a motorbike at 78. This year, he walked at Milan Men's Fashion Week.
Hanne Gaby Odiele – "Intersex people are born with sex traits that don't really fit the typical definition of male or female," she said on video shared on social media. She has been praised by supporters for raising awareness for intersex people.