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’s sewing machine and started on Chubiiline, clothes made for ALL body types, which she describes as “bringing Africa to America, one design at a time.”

It wasn’t long ago that Ify was being bullied and called names. “One time I got stabbed by a pencil,” she tells Today, demonstrating the kind of attitude we could all use a little more of. “I turned negative attention into positive attention.”

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