She’s Been Covered In Birthmarks Her Whole Life – Now, This Teen Is Owning Her Condition
This is Ciera Swaringen from Rockwell, North Carolina. When she was born, her body was covered in thousands of birthmarks.
She suffers from a very rare condition that only affects one out of every 500,000 births.
These mole-like markings have been with her since the womb, and over the last 17-years she has lived with the stares and the taunts.
But now she wants to change things up. Now, she wants to be accepted for who she is.
As part of that plan, Ciera has taken to the WWW and posted pictures of herself in various types of dress, including the mandatory swimwear look.
Naturally, this has brought her a lot of attention – almost all good, a little bad – but that’s the point.
Ciera has a story to tell, a tale that should really shame those who wanted her to feel bad about herself.
As a child, she remembers being called “spotty dog” by bullies. As a teen, she recalls being mocked by the boys in her class.
Now, she’s empowering others through the fine art of putting herself out there. She’s ready to face the world and declare who she is.
She also has the perfect reply anyone who asks what’s going on with her skin. Her mother calls her birthmark angel kisses. Ciera is covered in angel kisses. Enough said.
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