Candice Manuel, plus-sized model and business owner, has made it her mission to uplift and inspire her South African sisters. “As women, aside from societal expectations and pressures, often, it is also our own fears and limitations that get in our way of achieving what we’re truly capable of. It’s easy to think we’ll achieve more and feel better if we looked different, wore a different size, had more money or grew up in a different place – but sometimes this gets in the way of living our best life now. Being the best version of yourself doesn’t mean you have to fit into specific dress size.”
“As women, we need to step out of our own way and realise that we deserve and can achieve exactly what we desire.