Models as Modernday Superheroes: Alek Wek & Grace Bol.

Alek Wek and Grace Bol cover the latest issue of Dazed Magazine with nubian skin kissing vibrant colors, proving that you're grandmother got it wrong when she warned you to shy away from colors that were "too bright."  Photographed by Viviana Sassen, the two South Sudan natives discuss what it was like growing up adolescent refugees and Wek expands on her book Alek: From South Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel.

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“If we are talking about celebrating women, we have to celebrate [diversity] as well’’ - Alek Wek

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 “Politics-wise, [South Sudan] was still unstable. But I think the country is going in a direction where it won’t stay that way. The world could help by coming in to talk to them and try to unify them." - Grace Bol

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All images courtesy of Dazed Magazine.  You can check out more of the interview here.  

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