Heads up, fashion industry: Ify Ufele is taking over. The 10-year-old from Queens recently debuted her line at New York Fashion Week, making her the only child on hand designing for plus-size models. Ify got her start by hand-sewing clothes for her dolls, but tired of being bullied for her size in school, she eventually channeled her experiences into something more.

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Ify hauled out her grandmother鈥檚 sewing machine and started on Chubiiline, clothes made for ALL body types, which she describes as 鈥渂ringing Africa to America, one design at a time.鈥

It wasn鈥檛 long ago that Ify was being bullied and called names. 鈥淥ne time I got stabbed by a pencil,鈥 she tells Today, demonstrating the kind of attitude we could all use a little more of. 鈥淚 turned negative attention into positive attention.鈥

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(Photos via @bullychasers)