We all have something that makes us unique. Like fingerprints and snowflakes, no two of us are 100% alike (unless, of course, you’re talking about identical twins). Even then, physical similarities are possible, but mental and emotional ones are very rare indeed. It’s the differences, the little imperfections if you will, that make us who we are, and embracing them provides the kind of empowerment to defeat the haters and the bullies.
Say Hello To Sara Geurts
Just ask 26-year-old model Sara Geurts from Minneapolis, Minnesota. When she was 10, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition known as Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (or EDS, for short). In layman’s terms, Sara has very saggy and wrinkled skin. Much more so than a woman her age should have. There is no known cure, and treatment can only be supportive at best.
She Suffers From EDS
Still, Sara is thriving, using her condition as a way of raising awareness and break stereotypes. Indeed, wrinkles are a billion dollar industry for the health care, cosmetic, and fashion concerns. They spend millions making sure women (and some men) feel less than attractive because of the natural process of aging.
But She’s Not Letting It Slow Her Down