Meet Neelam Gill, supermodel and activist


Neelam Gill shares the story of her incredible big break into modelling and why it's so important to her to speak out about inclusion and diversity in the fashion industry.

The British Indian model says: "I get a lot of backlash. If you want to make a change and push the boundaries you have to talk about things that may be uncomfortable at times."

In our video (above), Neelam talks about growing up in Coventry, her school days, coming to London and being chosen as the face of Burberry. She talks about the challenges women of colour face and the online abuse she has received - which spurred her into becoming an anti-bullying activist.

Also in this series:

- The Barbie Be Anything Workshop with Poorna Bell

- Nicola Adams' incredible Olympic journey

- Writer Reni Eddo-Lodge on feminism

- How Barbie inspires girls to reach their potential

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