Sumy is a freelance journalist and photographer originally currently based in Kampala, Uganda covering the East Africa region. She is fluent in spoken and written English, Spanish and French. Her work is primarily focused on international current...
The Miss Curvy Pageant aims to celebrate African beauty and plus size models, to change the stigma on weight and beauty standards. Twenty-five women from all over Uganda were selected as finalists, in the pageant supported by Uganda's Ministry of Tourism. The event, however, sparked controversy when, last February, Uganda's Minister of Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda said curvy women be counted among the country's tourist attractions such as wildlife at its launching ceremony. <<Originally published by Agence France Presse on April 26, 2019>>