#makeyourmark – meet Tinar

Netsai Tinaresse Dandajena (but you can call her Tinar), doesn’t mess about. She is exactly what her Instagram handle describes – born in Africa and raised in the UK, she is proud of her heritage and is on a journey to inspire women around the world. If you have come across her Instagram, she has over ten thousand followers and each post is just an inspiring as the last. Powerful captions that have a strong sense of determination, gratitude and motivation – if you need a feel good moment, this is where you look.

“It’s important to teach young girls to love every part of themselves.”

“Female empowerment is being able to look at another queen and see all the positive attributes they have.”

Tinar is officially a runner-up for the modelling competition Miss Curvaceous and she was recently interviewed by the BBC, where she spoke about how she began her modelling career and the reasons around wanting to inspire others. She is not just a curve body confidence activist; she speaks about what it’s like to be a black model in the British modelling industry, how the industry is changing to accept not just different body shapes and sizes, but also a wider and more inclusive range of skin tones. Slay queen.

Check out her video below: