- Ferrin Roy has a large birthmark on her face
- She has embraced it and refuses to cover it up
- She hopes to inspire others with similar marks to embrace them
A 30-year-old woman in Louisiana, US has proudly embraced the large, 10cm birthmark on her face despite constant stares from people.
Ferrin Roy refuses to cover it and has even written a self-help book about her journey of acceptance.
Her book is titled The Mark She Kept: A Woman's Journey to Living Her Purpose Courageously. She hopes it would inspire "anyone who struggles with being different."
In an interview, the mother-of-two said stares and comments about the birthmark no longer affect her.
She said: "My smile is radiant and no one can put a dampener on my smile, enthusiasm or confidence. I completely embrace my birthmark. I never covered it and never will, I love answering questions about it and I just feel so good."
She added that she didn't even notice it until she was nine years old and started meeting new people. They would often squint their eyes and ask her if she had painted her face.
Ferrin however overcame all that and is now focused on helping others embrace their uniqueness.
She said: "My advice is to focus on self-love instead of searching for love from others. Once you accept who you are, others will have no choice but to accept you."