Around this time last year I went on a road trip to see landmarks in California, Nevada, and Arizona. During that road trip I was persuaded into camping a night in Death Vally National Park. For those that don’t know, Death Valley is one of the hottest places in the world. It has reached temperatures over 130 degreesRead More
I don’t know about you, but I always feel more comfortable about my birthmark in hospital settings. I think it’s because most Dr’s and Nurses understand more about what birthmarks are and the different types that are out there. So I feel less like an outcast when I am around them. They treat me like any other patient.Read More
There are also days where I can feel lonely while I am with friends because of the simple fact that I look different and they don’t quite understand what it like to be stared at accused of being in a fight, or told that beauty comes without having a birthmark.Read More
One of the most stressful situations a person with a visible birthmark must undertake is preparing for a first time face to face meeting. Whether it’s a job interview, a business meeting, or even a Tinder date, you want to make a decent first impression; and for many of us, we deal with the choice of whether or not we should wear make-up. It’s tough for all of us, but for those that have facial differences such as birthmarks, highly visible moles, large amounts of freckles, or vitiligo, first impressions can be that much more stressful.Read More
I was working in Sales in a well known electronics store, and it was my job to pitch certain sales to in-store customers. This day in particular, I was feelin' real cute. You know when you wear one of your favorite outfits to work, and feel on top of the world? Yeah.., that was me. I wore my white button-up, with tan vest, black slacks, and my favorite derby shoes I bought from France. I was confident.Read More
It’s amazing how much support I can get from my friends and family. Even when I act (in my terms) terrible, they’re always there to still have my back. I think I’ve always taken it for granted. I’m a very lucky person to be saying this.
Now I’m not writing this to gloat or brag about how wonderful my life is. Trust me, I’ve been through a lot, and will eventually reach each topic in later blogs; but I think it’s just taken a while to fully realize how much support I truly have.
Today my older sister and I were talking about Birthmark Beauty (we argue on an every other day basis; to the point where we may not speak for days) and she was giving me so many ideas. Ideas about what I can do and how I can do it.Read More