April 2nd, 2015 | steven.yatsko
i-D Magazine‘s Activists Issue features Gen Z-ers who are hard at work installing the cogs of social change. Included in that list is Models.com’s Humanitarian Model of the Year nominee Nykhor Paul. Leaving behind the civil turmoil of South Sudan and sadly, her family as well, she emigrated to the United States in 1998. By 2008 Nykhor was in New York City to pursue modeling. With her career budding into a full-fledged success she set up the foundation We Are Nilotic -meaning the people of the Nile- the purpose of which is to unify the 64 tribes of South Sudan. She’s also become the voice of the International Rescue Committee (alongside John Legend and Rashida Jones) to raise awareness to the plight of those displaced from their conflicted young country. Check out her inspirational interview along with many others, only in i-D’s Spring 2105 issue!
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