Enam Asiama is a 25-year-old model and plus-size advocate born in Ghana, currently living in London. She has partnered with creatives such as Black Girl Picnic, Strictly Queens and Missguided, always having in mind that she embodies and makes the voice of a minority.
Enam grew up in a Christian household, so a lot of the things that she saw in terms of beauty were about modesty and elegance. The culture in Ghana is that women have to look and act like women, and men have to act and be like men.
Her motto is to advocate the empowerment of women – thanks to self-love and self-esteem. On social media, she shows to the world how she characterizes herself, as a “Fat Queer Black woman”.
“I try to go against every norm and break all the rules because why not?”, Enam says. “I am humbled and saddened by the limited amount of representation for people that look like me, but I believe that representation can start with me.”
Enam will forever promote the agenda that Black is beautiful and fat folks are worthy of visibility and love.
“If you’re a good person and you have great intentions for others — and for yourself, first and foremost — it will show through as this goddess energy. That is such a massive, driving force in who I am and what my platform represents. That is what beauty is all about”, she says.