These Deaf Eritrean-Ethiopian Twins Are Using Style To Express Themselves

According to Hermon and Heroda, “happiness is sisterhood”, and it’s not difficult to understand why they think so.

They have come a long way from their tiny birth-country, Eritrea, where they both became deaf at the young age of 7 due to unknown causes.

Now 34 years old, both women have long accepted their condition, and are avidly pursuing their passion for fashion, travelling and culture.

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Last year, they launched their blog, Being Her, to chronicle their journey as twins with one lifestyle and two different personalities.

Their style is delightfully unifying and expressive; one day, they’re channelling Missy Elliot with colourful puffer jackets, and the next they’re back to their roots, adorned in Eritrean attire.

While they compliment each other so well, Hermon is professional actress and Heroda hopes to pursue a career in commercial modeling, after landing her first commercial for Smirnoff  ‘We’re Open campaign last year.

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In one post, they shared their thoughts on style:

"We don’t strive to look or be perfect. It’s all about self-expression and individuality.

This is why we started our first blog now because people are hungry for real inspiration and we want you to see what we’re wearing clothes that we can afford, and most importantly our personality, that you can relate to us."

They also left us with the mantra:

“Life may not be the party we hoped for... But while we're here, we should dance.”

Follow their inspiring journey on Instagram.

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