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Young girl creates fashion line after being bullied

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A young girl does not let words and bullying define her. 

Eleven-year-old Egypt Ufele was bullied over her weight all through the first grade. 

At four-years-old, Egypt was diagnosed with asthma and had to take many medications. She explained how the medications made her gain weight rapidly and said she was bullied by many people. She also said how their hurtful comments would make her feel bad about herself, but her mother always told her that she was a princess.

Since she was five, Egypt has always loved fashion designing because she watched and helped her grandmother sew. She decided to start her own fashion line and she now hand makes all of her clothes with her grandmother.

She named her fashion line "Chubbi Line" and it is for men, women, and children of all ages. The clothes are known for "the ready to wear" and African print with an urban twist. 

Egypt's fall collection is a combination of hoodies, pants, tops, skirts, tank tops, dresses, and more. 

Egypt has also started an anti-bullying campaign called "Bully Chasers." This campaign has received many awards and recognition for helping other children who have been bullied. 

This weekend, Egypt is in California where her "Chubbi Line" fall collection will be featured in Orange county Fashion Week. 

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