These Deaf Eritrean-Ethiopian Twins Are Taking Over the Fashion Scene

When people say “Disability is not inability” we should believe that it is not just a statement but it is a fact and it is reality. People have done tremendous things above and beyond what was expected of them and broke barriers that were built with societies inability to understand that indeed ‘’Anybody can be who they want to be.’

When twin sisters Hermon and Heroda Berhane were born, and as they lived through the early years of their lives, they did not know that one day they would lose something they valued most. At the tender age of 7 both girls mysteriously went deaf, but with the special bond they shared they became each other’s support system.

According to the sisters, it took their parents a while to realize that they had gone deaf. “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 in an interview with CNN.

After this the family decided to move to the UK to seek medical attention. The two were not able to get their hearing back, but this did not deter them from pursuing their dreams and doing what they loved. The sisters got into acting, modelling, Fashion and advertisement.

Hermon’s acting journey began after she took a trip to South America, while Heroda’s confidence grew when she landed a role in a television commercial.

As far as Hermon is concerned, “Deaf people can do it like everyone can.” She stated.

The two confessed to have had difficulties and barriers throughout their lives especially in their career, but that they had to fight for it.

“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 sisters latest achievement is, ‘’Being Her’’ a fashion blog they recently launched where they showcase their talents as they model both urban and traditional Eritrean outfits. “People are hungry for real inspiration, and we want you to see that we’re wearing clothes that we can afford and most importantly that you can relate (to) with our personality.”

The sisters achievements are a showcase to society that indeed anybody can do what they believe in and succeed even if there is doubt of their ‘’abilities’’ and for this the sisters had a simple message, “We want to tell people around the world that you should embrace disability, not hide from it,”.

Check out their style below:

 

'Live, Travel, Adventure, Bless and Don't Be Sorry'

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S O U L S I S T E R S 🌸 🌸 {📸 by @victoriametaxas}

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Double Trouble 2016. We are so excited for warmer weather and blooming flowers 🌺 {📸 by @victoriametaxas}

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Fiona Olali

Fiona Olali

I love art and music and appreciate the small things that make a difference in how we view the world.

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