Hello! My name is Leah V, but my Islamic name is Amerra (Princess in Arabic)—I don’t tell people that because I’ve rebranded myself but it’ll be our little secret. In a nutshell, I’m a fat, Black Muslim girl who reigns from Detroit. One who never thought she’d be sitting here right now talking to you.
My goal as an author, an inclusive content creator, educator, and activist is to shake up the industries that have entirely missed the mark. For too long, I’ve been told not to take up space, that I wasn’t deserving. So now, whether I’m modeling for brands like Target or speaking at an Ivy League university or just being Black af eating a sandwich, I take up space.