Hey Guys, following on from the last post, thought I'd share with you #myvisibledifference
I've talked about it before on here, and so instead of explaining what happened to me (check out my previous post here... to read more on this) I thought I would do Glamour UK's #blendoutbullying challenge and talk a little bit about why Face Equality Day is so important 🙂
My visible difference is sadly not always accepted or positively acknowledged. *** From staring and avoiding to name calling- it's somthing I have grown up with and learnt to deal with.
-Scar Face -Ugly -Sick -Scary
But I can promise you now, I may have a scarred face, but I am not ugly, sick or scary. I am lucky to have grown up in a family where I was taught to just live my life and embrace my scars. It's fairly rare that I wear a full face of makeup, or buy clothes that cover my scars. I'm pretty proud of them, and the journey they represent.
This negative perception of me hasn't been created by me. It's been created by an industry that puts people down for not looking a certain way. Blemishes, scars, birthmarks and the lot are not represented anywhere near enough in the media- yet everyone's got them...
I may look different, but I'm grateful for #myvisibledifference It has allowed me to talk to so many people, learn so many stories and in a cazy way, some people find hope in seeing me live my life fairly normally and not covering myself up.
Just imagine how great of a place the world would be if we stopped judging eachother. If we created a society where everyone was welcome no matter what their age, gender, race or sexuality. A place where beauty is recognised in everyone, and all are give an equal opportunity to shine. Wow, that would be something.
So why not?
*** Felt the need to say, that this post may seem a little bit negative, but there are loads of people out there who do accept me for who I am and are great, the majority in fact!!!!
So to end, have some photos of me embracing #myvisibledifference 🙂