Girl With Birthmarks All Over Her Body Shuts-up All Her Bullies And Wins The Internet

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Cierra Swaringen, a ninteen year old has giant congenital melanocytic nevus which is a rare skin condition. It occurs to one person in 5,00,000. While Swaringen’s birthmarks are not risky, she cannot have surgery to have them removed.

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When she spoke to HotSpot Media, this is what she had to say about her condition: “My birthmarks are constantly growing and I often get new ones, but I’m hoping that will slow down as I leave my teenage years behind.”

People are often cruel to those who are different and Swaringen was no exception. Children bullied her by saying she was dirty and that she could take a wash.

“One day I remember being on the school bus and hearing a young boy laugh at me and call me a spotty dog. That really knocked my confidence. I was only young and it made me feel different to the other kids, like something was wrong with me.”

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But as she grew older, things changed. People haven’t stopped commenting but she has taken away their power by not being affected by their comments.

“I’m so proud to be different, and at the end of the day, we all have something about us that’s unusual, whether it’s on the inside or the outside.”

“Over time I’ve learnt to brush off negative comments and remember that most people stare and say cruel things because they’re not used to seeing someone with my condition.”

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When she was little and started school, her mother told her that her birthmarks were angel kisses. This comment stayed with her. Her family has been really supportive and helped her build her self-esteem.

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When she decided to write about her condition for her school project, her research led her to online support groups that helped her realise that she was not alone. She hopes to attend a Nevus Outreach conference so she can meet other people with her condition.

While her spirit is much appreciated, there are a lot of Confederate flags on her Facebook profile to be entirely comfortable. While the main point isn’t that she may be a supporter of Confederacy, your attention does go there.

37 Comments Add yours

  1. Lis says:

    Never lose the confidence. What other people say does not matter, you’re safe and sound on that alone is important. I wish you all the best hugs from Lis

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  2. London Blogger says:

    this is so cute…thnx for bringing this too our attention

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    1. AKIRAA says:

      Hey thanks and glad you liked it.. ☺

      Like

  3. set2life says:

    Great inspiring post!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. AKIRAA says:

      Hey thanks! 😊

      Like

  4. sulagno13 says:

    admire the spirit 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    1. AKIRAA says:

      Hey thanks! 😀

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Erika Kind says:

    Oh yes, angel kisses. That is beautiful. We are all different, some differences are visible and some not… but all differences make us special and unique!

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  6. She’s adorable and so brave. Interesting comment about the confederate flag. It seems that someone who experiences bullying would be sensitive to the symbol. Maybe in time; we do the best we can.

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    1. AKIRAA says:

      Yea she is adorable!!
      Yes she’s come over of Bullying..
      We’ll try and do our best to help that girl!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. andy1076 says:

    So inspirational, The world can be such a cruel place but she stood and braved the storm, This is truly amazing.

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    1. AKIRAA says:

      Yes she is amazing!
      She accepted her marks and is loving herself..

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    1. AKIRAA says:

      Yeah she is Gorgeous!!😃

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  8. Great post very inspirational! Thanks for sharing! And no matter what we are, how we look nothing matter you are special and unique because you are you and never would be another you…so love and accept ourself are the most important things we all can do!

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    1. AKIRAA says:

      Yes.. we have to be the way we are and not fake it..

      Glad you liked it!😊

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  9. Sabiscuit says:

    The first thing I thought when I saw her was that she’s a beautiful girl. The photo of her as a baby is too cute. That smile tells me this young lady has won the grand prize. She loves herself unconditionally. That is mostly thanks to the love and support she’s had from her parents. I am sure the love and care they gave her helped build her confidence as she was growing up. Thank you for featuring this article on your blog. It is a much needed reminder that we should keep adjusting our perspectives towards the things that really matter. I long for a day when our capacity to accept others, no matter what, will suck all the oxygen out of a bully’s words.

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    1. AKIRAA says:

      Yes she is way too beautiful lady!
      Yes the credit goes to her parents for what she is today!

      We should be the way we are and accept the fact!

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  10. i like her very much she’s really very cute thanks for share this picture

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    1. AKIRAA says:

      Yeah shez a beautiful lady!😀

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  11. Carly says:

    Amazing young lady with a pretty awesome attitude ❤ 🙂

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    1. AKIRAA says:

      Yes.. she is amazing!! 😊

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  12. rehmanjafar says:

    Way to go.Whoooo..

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    1. AKIRAA says:

      Yeah!! She’s awesome!😃

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  13. It’s posts like this that restores our faith in humanity. In a world that can be so cruel (and I still believe we only hear more of the bad than the good) it’s encouraging to see someone shake off the cruelty. Very encouraging post. Thank you.

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    1. AKIRAA says:

      Yeah we still hear bad things more than that of Good!
      Thank you so very much! It means so much to me..
      You made my day!!

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  14. bblake10 says:

    Akiraa, You always share amazing and inspiring pieces. And of course, I love this. Unfortunately, among us are a few who are led by the ego within them. I’m so glad for those who are led by the light to see the beauty in this awesome young lady. Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers!

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    1. AKIRAA says:

      Hey bblake, thanks and glad you liked this!
      Yes I do agree with you but maybe people are changing to maybe she was way too strong then we all think!

      Keep smiling! 🙂

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  15. Wow! thanks for sharing

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    1. AKIRAA says:

      You’re most welcome! 🙂

      Like

  16. wwwpalfitness says:

    Reblogged this on wwwpalfitness and commented:
    An inspirational story. Do yourself a favor and read it.

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  17. vrushali21 says:

    You did a great job.. kudos to you..!!!

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    1. AKIRAA says:

      Hey thank you so much!! 🙂
      I have just shared but this girl has done this!!
      She is so inspiration..

      Liked by 1 person

  18. JunkChuck says:

    A great story–except for the ugly reveal at the end, where it turns out she’s a racist. Bummer.

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    1. AKIRAA says:

      Well thanks but i can’t comment much on this cz its her view..
      Good Day! 🙂

      Like

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