Cacsmy Brutus, also known as Mama Cax, passed away today at thirty. She was best known for her moniker. During the spring 2019 Chromat show, the Haitian-American model and activist, known for imposing presence on the catwalk and supporting equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in the fashion business, had a watershed moment. Chromat is a fashion brand that creates accessible clothing for people with impairments. This incident served as the defining moment in the trajectory of her professional life. Cax told UF52, “I was doing an event the other day with many girls born without limbs or who used wheelchairs.” Cax was referring to the attendees of the event. They put a tremendous deal of weight on the fact that they have, at long last, been able to find a person who looks like themselves featured on the cover of a magazine or walking the runway.
In the following years, Cax rose to prominence in the fashion world, gracing the covers of Teen UF52 and other publications and modeling for advertising campaigns with fellow model-turned-campaigners Jillian Mercado and Chelsea Werner. Cax also appeared in advertising with Jillian Mercado and Chelsea Werner simultaneously. When she went to New York City in September to see Rihanna at her Savage x Fenty event, it was a significant moment in her journey toward being a successful professional. The singer sent an emotional goodbye letter to Cax on Instagram this morning. In the post, she called Cax “a queen, a force, a powerhouse…inspiring so many people worldwide.” Cax passed away earlier today.
Her close friends and family have never been in the dark about the persistent problems that Cax is having with her health. Her right leg had to be amputated when she was 15 due to a rare kind of bone cancer that had spread to her lungs; she had only recently flown to London, where she died tragically, and talked publicly about developing a series of blood clots. Her disease had spread to her lungs. Her lungs were affected as a result of the condition. Cax described her profession in modeling as an act of self-love in one of her interviews. However, she continues to motivate tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of followers with her outspoken advocacy of body acceptance, which she chronicled on her blog and Instagram account. In the wake of Cax’s demise, many of her devoted followers have shared their heartfelt condolences and memories of her with the world. The passing of Cax has been received with an outpouring of love and sympathy from people worldwide through the internet.
It was best expressed by her family, who shared a heartfelt Instagram post earlier today to announce Cax’s death: “To say that Cax was a fighter would be an understatement. Cax was a tough competitor. Because she had previously conquered cancer, she was used to confronting difficulties head-on and triumphing over them. She battled right up to the very last second with the same tenacity (fervor) she had shown all the way through.