THERE ARE MANY WAYS THAT BEAUTY CAN BE EXPRESSED

Wendy Ruwiza used to suffer from low self-esteem but managed to overcome her self-doubt by winning the Miss Africa Perth crown. She  has used this title as a platform to advocate for other voices. 

'People think Miss Africa Perth is just a beauty pageant and to a certain extent it is, but there are many ways that beauty can be expressed.'

This story was collected by the Centre for Stories for the Empathy Museum's 'A Mile in my Shoes' installation as part of Perth International Arts Festival