“Embrace change. Change is the most consistent force in our lives.”
The 23-year-old is now one of the leading androgynous stars in the fashion industry. Counting some of the world’s biggest designers as friends, and modelling on many of the grandest runways around. Avie lives freely. Without restrictions. And takes care to be selective about their work — allowing regular breaks to focus on mindfulness.
“Toughness used to be an outward expression of rigidity, form and aggression. Now it speaks to the spirit within.”
“Start with small changes. Limit the number you make. Give your mind and body time to adjust, for the planted seeds to break soil.”
In Avie’s case, change was vital, not just their own wellbeing, but because it carved a path for others to follow suit. Avie’s very presence on the catwalk challenges society’s idea of gender and paves the way for more alternative models in future.
Change-makers like Avie are the ones ripping up the status quo.
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