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My name is Ariel. I write about growing up with a facial difference as a result of Crouzon syndrome. I'm also interested in issues related to beauty, equality, human connection, and trauma. Thank you so much for reading!

Iris Apfel Is An Icon For All, But Even More To Me || CNN

Iris Apfel Is An Icon For All, But Even More To Me || CNN

It's never too late to make your dreams come true.

Just ask Iris Apfel, the 97-year-old model who signed with the renowned IMG agency last week -- the same agency representing Bella Hadid and Chrissy Teigen. With an eccentric and eclectic style, Apfel has become known for her round and oversized glasses, as well as her love of vibrant colors and statement jewelry.

But Apfel's fashion and modeling career, which began when she was 90 years old, isn't just inspiring. It also highlights a slow cultural shift favoring inclusivity.

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I Am More Than My Face || Bright Magazine

I Am More Than My Face || Bright Magazine