She has walked the runways of London, New York and Paris alongside the likes of Laura Stone, Grace Jones, Naomi Campbell and Yasmin Le Bon and worked for big name brands like DKNY, Stella McCartney and Vvienne Westwood. But Rahma M is an upcoming model who is far more than just a pretty face.
Born in Saudi Arabia to Kenyan and Somali parents, she immigrated to Norway as a child due to the Somali civil war. Her background, combined with her experiences as a Somali-Norwegian child growing up in Oslo, gave her a unique insight into how the wider world treats its most vulnerable citizens. This set the course for her to change her destiny. Moving to London to study a B.A in Peace and Conflict a modelling agent soon noticed her striking looks and it wasn’t long before she was jetting around the world, juggling her studies with jobs for Halston and Alberta Feretti.
In the course of her rising fame, she has managed to affiliate her dedication to human rights with fashion. She walks for Naomi Campbell’s “fashion for relief” shows during LFW and appeared in the White ribbon alliance show for Sarah Brown.
Having recently ended her B.A and now doing her M.A, she will be back on the catwalks next season with a degree under her tightly clinched belt and an ambition to eventually set up a charity that empowers young girls who haven’t yet had the opportunities in life that she has.
Rahma expresses her joy in her own words:
“I would like to express my gratitude and excitement to be chosen as an African Angel Ambassador for the Diamond Empowerment Fund. The successful mission of D.E.F correlates to my dedication and commitment through my years of studies, to empower those who are economically disadvantaged through education. Having been given an opportunity to flee the civil war in Somalia, and gain a degree in Europe, I have always strived for the ability to give back.”