Hermon and Heroda were 7 years old when they found out they were going deaf. Now, the 34-year-old fashion bloggers are on a mission to show the world you can achieve anything, with or without a disability. “We want to tell people around the world that you should embrace disability, not hide from it,” the twins said in an email interview with CNN.
The Eritrean-Ethiopian twin sisters were not born deaf; in fact, it took their parents a while to realise they have developed a disability their brother already had. “We were playing together in the backyard of our parents’ house; our mother was trying to call our names, and we did not hear at all,” the twins said.
That didn’t get in the way of finding themselves and following their passions, however. 21 years later, Hermon and Herona launched a fashion blog, Being Her, where they model affordable urban and traditional Eritrean outfits to an increasingly large audience of fashion lovers.
“We had quite (a lot) of barriers through our lives, especially (our) career, but we fight for it. […] We will have to use our deafness and being black women to break these barriers.”
The style bloggers also revealed that their ultimate goal is to model affordable clothes, that can most importantly relate (to) their personality.