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International model, activist to give presentation at UT “Beauty & Body Image – Cultivating the Whole Person”

Yomi Abiola, a Nigerian model, will give a presentation entitled “Beauty & Body Image – Cultivating the Whole Person” as part of The University of Toledo Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women’s Lecture and Film Series.

The free, public event is Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in UT’s Doermann Theatre, located in University Hall.

Abiola is the founder of Stand Up for Fashion (STUFF), a global platform that promotes corporate social responsibility within the fashion industry. STUFF offers educational programs and consultation services, with plans to work with major industry figures to adopt a course of action for improving the fashion world’s impact and image.

She is a model, journalist and activist and was the first African face for Maybelline cosmetics. Abiola has appeared in Vogue Italia, British Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. She is a graduate of Columbia School of Journalism and Sciences-Po Paris.

Abiola believes that the fashion industry’s global scope positions it perfectly to find and promote solutions to problems like fair pay, workplace safety, women’s health, diversity and environmental sustainability.

For more information about the lecture, contact Emily Kizer at 419.530.7232 or

For more information about STUFF, visit

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