Owning your story is about being more present in your life and cutting out the junk that has nothing to do with you. Valerie demonstrates this by talking about her personal journey through transformation, vulnerability and self acceptance. Taking a leap from economics to follow her dream in fashion design, Valerie's success is owed to her authenticity and being true to herself.
Born in Tanzania, Valerie is the Founder/Creative Director of Kahvarah, a clothing brand that is passionate about responsible fashion and woman empowerment. She completed her Bachelor of Economics at Rhodes University, where she was one of the founding members of the East African Society and active in the President’s award programme empowering the local youth.
She then studied her Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design at FEDISA ( Cape Town) and acquired a Certificate in Luxury Brand Management (Domus Academy, Milan). She has worked with the Cape Town Carnival, and is a freelance stylists or the Woolworths visual Merchandising team
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx