Though deaf, these 34 year old Eritrean-Ethiopian twins Hermon and Heroda Berhane never allowed their disabilities distract their purpose and vision in life.
Both divas are fast rising on their modeling , acting and fashion blogging career.
The cause of their deafness reamins unknown has they both became mysteriously deaf at the same time when they were just 7 years old.
They told CNN in an email interview that their mission is simple. “We want to tell people around the world that you should embrace disability, not hide from it.”
Their Childhood Days
Growing up in Eritrea, the sisters had a happy childhood, and like many twins, they share a special bond.
Hermon once injured her cheek while riding her mountain bike. Heroda wasn’t even with her but said she knew something had happened.
“When my left cheek started hurting, I knew she was in trouble. … It was the only explanation for my pain,” Heroda said. It took their parents a long time to realize the girls were deaf.
“We were playing together in the backyard of our parents’ house; our mother was trying to call our names, and we did not hear at all,” the twins said.
Their brother was also deaf, so the family decided to move to the UK to seek medical help. ‘Deaf people can do it’
Hermon’s acting journey began after she took a trip to South America, while Heroda’s confidence grew when she landed a role in a television commercial.
As far as Hermon is concerned, “Deaf people can do it like everyone can.”
“We had quite (a lot) of barriers through our lives, especially (our) career, but we fight for it. … We will have to use our deafness and being black women to break these barriers.”
The twins recently launched a fashion blog, Being Her, where they model affordable urban and traditional Eritrean outfits to a growing audience.
“People are hungry for real inspiration, and we want you to see that we’re wearing clothes that we can afford and most importantly that you can relate (to) with our personality.”
To our readers, Hermon and Heroda ‘s story is another one confirming to you that you can be successful in any of your chosen profession regardless of the situation you find yourself , you only need to believe in yourself ans stay focused. Then the shy is your starting point.