My Tumour Made Me Trendy
Fashion influencer Arooj Aftab's style is baggy fashion. She's thriving in an industry where looks are key – but there's something she's hiding under her clothes.
Fashion influencer Arooj Aftab's style is baggy fashion. She's thriving in an industry where looks are key - but she's hiding something under her clothes. The 22-year-old fashion blogger was nominated for a prestigious Cosmo award – she’s known for her menswear look – what her followers don’t know though is her baggy look isn't just about fashion. As she reveals on camera for the first time – it’s to hide her neurofibromatosis tumours.
Around 26, 000 people in the UK have the genetic condition – the tumours aren’t cancer – they’re benign – but you have to learn to live with them and what Arooj is about to find out is hers are on the smallest scale – others are a hundred times worse off than her – how do they cope?