If you or your family are from South Sudan, you worry: The country is embroiled in a bloody civil war, the world just barely taking note. Enter @msalekwek
, and #AchokMajak
, who are all models dedicated to raising awareness about South Sudan and the anxiety that war refugees feel on arrival in the U.S. @msalekwek
stresses the need to listen—especially to women—"to really show the beauty of the diversity of us within the continent," she says. "I think it teaches the younger generation that they can be kind to one another. South Sudan has so much hope—I mean, look at the U.S.: Almost 250 years, and we still have challenges." Photographed by @inezandvinoodh
, Vogue, January 2017.