My smile is radiant! Brave woman, 30, embraces 10cm birth mark on her face and refuses to cover it

My smile is radiant! Brave woman, 30, embraces 10cm birth mark on her face and refuses to cover it

- 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."

Ferrin has embraced her large birthmark. Photo: Ferrin Roy

Ferrin has embraced her large birthmark. Photo: Ferrin Roy

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."

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Stares and comments from people no longer affect her. Photo: Ferrin Roy

Stares and comments from people no longer affect her. Photo: Ferrin Roy

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.

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Ferrin however overcame all that and is now focused on helping others embrace their uniqueness.

Ferrin and her husband. Photo: Ferrin Roy

Ferrin and her husband. Photo: Ferrin Roy

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."

Source: Yen.com.gh

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