Indian Acid Attack Survivors Pose for Fashion Shoots

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Rupa is Joined by Fellow Acid Attack Survivor Rita

After years of hiding their faces, several survivors of acid attacks have come together for a fashion shoot.  Five young Indian women took part in the shoot for Rupa Designs, a fashion brand started by an acid attack survivor, Rupa, who also took part in the photo shoot.

After the shoot, Rupa said, “I always wanted to be a designer but after the attack there was a pause in my life.  I was so insecure and embarrassed by my scars I used to cover my face with a scarf.”  She dropped her last name as a protest against her father, who supported her attacker, her step-mother, after the attack.

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