Watch: Bronx Woman in Her 70s Starts Fashion Line

Akua Afriyie, a woman in her 70s in living in The Bronx, isn’t your ordinary senior citizen.

Instead of simply just enjoying her retirement, she’s hard at work creating her own fashion line according to this video from News12 The Bronx.

She tells News12 that in order to make ends meet she had to set aside her dream to work in the fashion industry but now she wants to inspire other seniors and show them that age shouldn’t be a barrier.

Watch the video:

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.