Freddie Harrel
Before I Am a Woman, Before I Am Black, I Am Freddie
"You're not limited by your color, gender, or where you're from. You can just be anything."

"Before I am a woman, before I am black, I am Freddie," this from Paris-born Londoner Freddie Harrel in the premiere episode of our first international season, The What’s Underneath Project: London. Her infectious ear-to-ear grin (which has lead her husband to call her "The Goof") belies the severe racism she endured growing up in France, including being asked things by other kids in school like, "Does the water turn black when you take a shower?” But adversity only brings us closer to our unbreakable strength, and Freddie's radiance is one of humble potence. It's no wonder that she magnetized her Prince Charming soulmate to her -- the man whom she attributes to helping her find herself more completely.

xo,
Elisa + Lily


Thank you, Chantelle Lingerie, for sponsoring this episode and for providing Freddie with a personal bra fitting and the lingerie shown in this video. For more info about Chantelle, please click here.

All editorial decisions were made by us (StyleLikeU) and are in keeping with the mission of the What’s Underneath Project.

Follow Freddie on Instagram: @freddieharrel
Subscribe to her YouTube channel: Freddie Harrel
Find out more about Freddie's SHE Unleashed workshops
Her video was edited by Andrea Cruz

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  • Stylista

    Love, love, love her 🙂

  • jenny

    I can't get my head around such racist remarks. How can people who have already reached a certain age and go to university be so ignorant and crude? Unbelievable. So sad that it still happens. This girl is amazing and inspirational.

  • Krissy Johnson

    Her energy is radiant 🙂

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