This Teenager Was Born With More Than 500 Birthmarks, After Getting Bullied Thoughout Her Childhood She Now Became A Model
Sadly, many in our society think that it's okay to judge what they don't know instead of attempting to be more understanding and show compassion. Along these lines, many are judged for being outsiders, end up being harassed and tormented for their differences.
High schooler Alba Parejo is one of these individuals who has needed to grow up being provoked for things she has no influence over.
Alba is presently growing from her struggles and tries to promote body positivity and demonstrate that excellence is found from within and by your self-confidence.
Alba Parejo was harassed and bullied as a young kid for her condition.
An uncommon type of inherent melanocytic nevus caused the development of more than 500 skin colorations and birthmarks.
She had right around 30 cosmetic surgeries before the age of five to attempt and remove some of the birthmarks however it just caused her to scar instead.
"While growing up, I understood individuals were looking at me strangely and I knew it was because of my skin, which depressed me and made me feel terrible, outsiders looked at me in disgust as if I was a monster as if I'm infectious. "
"Once in a while they would have mocked me or attaching humiliating nicknames like calling me a 'Dalmatian' or an 'alien', one guy even was rude enough to ask whether I painted myself."
Alba decided to be empowered by the rude remark and decided to paint her body and cover it with eyes. This was symbolic to the way people looked at her on the street.
She wanted to let people see that she is proud to be herself and that she feels beautiful in her own eyes, but she was not alone.
Now 16 years of age, she tweeted a photo of her skin and her birthmarks which got positive reactions and support. It seems that people want to remind her that most people think she looks lovely and that there is nothing wrong with looking different.
She discovered how it feels to be famous overnight, with thousands of people engaging on social media.
From that point forward she has decided to work as a model and to prove she is just as beautiful as anyone else. Alba is now the face of Anec Blau's shopping center campaign does modeling projects for numerous artists and photographers.
" ...as time went on, I understood that my moles, scars and my nevus is a major piece of me both physically and mentally.
She has had many people disclose to her what a motivation she is which she says causes her like herself and her skin much more compared to the past.
"The nevus is mixed into my individuality and on account of it I have met loads of people who are incredible and stunning."
Alba's objective was to standardize skin differences and it seems she is doing a great job at it, with going head-on tackling this topic and teaching people to be more welcoming to different types of people.
"I feel extremely cheerful now, I demonstrate how my condition as something empowering. I am glad when individuals respond in a positive manner, they think my body is incredible and I was asked many times by artists to let them paint or photograph my skin, they consider it to be a masterpiece."
"I like it when I am told by people that I helped inspire them and that I have improved their life, this is why I need to continue showing myself."
"I need to influence individuals to acknowledge that we are for the most part unique and that there is no such thing as perfect bodies."
You can follow Alba on Instagram and see more from this inspiring young model who chose to love her perfect imperfections.
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