India is no stranger to acid attacks; in fact, according to our sources, there are roughly 1000 acid attacks every year in the country.

Acid Attack Victim is the Face of Courage
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One victim, Laxmi, was attacked with acid when she was only 15 years old. She is now 26 and has come a long way since her attack. She is now modelling for an Indian clothing label, Viva n Diva, for their campaign, titled “Face of Courage.”

“I began showing my face gradually. Then other survivors saw that if I could do it, why couldn’t they? People victimize acid attack survivors, but I think we need to come out of this mindset.”