On December 10, 2005, Kechi Okwuchi survived the Sosoliso plane crash in Nigeria that killed amongst others, 60 of Kechi’s schoolmates from Loyola Jesuit College.

In 2007, she moved to the United States of America, where she has had over 100 reconstructive surgeries. Following her survival, Kechi has always noted that she has never let her scars define her.

She never fails to post photos of herself on her social media page, letting people have a peek into her life as a plane crash survivor.

Recently, she partook in a challenge called #AsSheIs, to remind herself that it is important to be authentic on all her platforms and also to tell women that it is okay not to be perfect all the time.


Read what she wrote below:

#AsSheIsChallenge #AsSheIs •

So this is me as I am- no filters, no wig, no flattering angles, just Kechi in all her battle scars and glory lol… If you’ve followed me from the start you know that I’ve always tried to make it a point to share both the glam and not-so-glam parts of my life on social media, because I don’t want project a false idea of my reality on any platform.

But the truth is, as more and more people follow me, I have started to feel the pressure to always appear perfect and put together online. I can’t explain it, it’s just something that unconsciously happened as I got more and more followers, and I don’t like it.

So I love that @angelicahale tagged me in this challenge. It made me remember why it’s so important to me to always be authentic on all platforms in my life: to remind girls, women and people in general that it is OKAY to not be perfect all the time. Yes, I want to be part of the movement of people that normalize being normal, in real life and online.

So this is me #AsIAm and I wanna tag my bestie @womiye and 1 of my all-time fav artists @yemialade to join me in bringing perspective back to instagram.

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