It is always the most exceedingly terrible feeling when you need to escape the world due to your face or a mark on your skin. Now think about somebody who has different body image. You will meet individuals who might give you bizarre reactions, some would spook you while others would influence you to understand that you don’t fit into the type of a normal human being. But Sara changed people’s perspective. Read the article to know her story.
Sara Geurts from Minnesota (U.S.), now living in Los Angeles she was experiencing a rare skin disease which caused her wrinkles at an extremely young age and made her look older than her actual age.
When did it happen?
Sara Geurts was only 10 when she was diagnosed with Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS).
What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)?
A connective body tissue disorder that inhibits the body’s ability to produce collagen. EDS includes loose joints, chronic muscle pain, and stretchy, fragile skin. EDS is a rare disorder with thirteen different sub-types of disorders and affects 1 in 5000 people, worldwide.
She was ashamed of her skin
When she was she use to hide her skin from people, she was ashamed about it. She didn’t want anyone to ask her questions. As she got older, it just kind of started to show more and more. But she did something that changed her life forever. Click on the next page to know.
Sara decided to embrace her uniqueness.
At the age of 22, she started looking differently at her skin. She said, “Just the uniqueness and the rarity and the way the lines form, it makes me so sad that I looked at it as just this ugly thing at one point in time.”
A life-changing decision
She started modeling in 2015, presented her story to the Love Your Lines Social Media Campaign, which features women’s perceived imperfections. She got an overwhelming amount of support and praise from perusers. Click on the next page how she is inspiring other people.
Sara is inspiring people on Instagram
Sara’s pictures are inspiring people to overcome their insecurities. One person said, “Just when I thought of giving up…this is beautiful and so inspiring…I’m learning to love myself and love the skin I’m in,” on Instagram.
Sara’s Goal: Break the “Unhealthy Mindsets”.
She said, “My goal is to shed light on the unhealthy mindsets we currently have within the fashion and modeling industry today, I believe the scars we have are reminders to the world of what we have been through…we should not be urged to cover them up, but instead glorify them.”