25 y.o, stage 4 scoliosis
Some people are so fixated on their problems that they refuse to see the opportunities they have.
If you have legs, you can stand up and do something — right now.
20 y.o, musculoskeletal disorder
I bear no grudges. I was born like that and am used to my state.
25 y.o, ICP (infantile cerebral paralysis)
Beauty for me is something from the inside, in your heart.
The soul shall be able to feel, love and sympathize.
23 y.o, oncology
Yes, you don’t have eyebrows and lashes, but at least you are alive.
And once you think so, your attitude changes.
24 y.o, ICP (infantile cerebral paralysis)
You don’t need to have pity for someone.
It`s better to say: “You are strong. You can do it all – go and live your life!”
24 y.o, sightless
I have learned to take my blindness as my strength, not weakness. My new opportunity.
Do not look for excuses. Just do.
19 y.o, alopecia
This experience gave me a valuable lesson: if a change in your appearance brings about a change in other people’s attitude toward you, this simply means that they are not your people.
29 y.o, geterochromia
You don’t need to fear being different.
Some people invest their money and energy into this, and some have it from birth. Just like me.
I do not consider my peculiarity as a disadvantage. It is a fact, and I cannot hide myself of that. I do not know alternative life that is why I don’t go sour on my life.
58 y.o, age model
Of course beauty is related to age, but its main component is the inner beauty. If beauty shines from within, you can build your body accordingly.
35 y.o, supporting-motor apparatus disabilities
In 2001 I got into a road traffic accident. I was going to celebrate my full age.
I came to myself with brain concussion, hole in my lung, busted ribs and spine bone. I could not walk anymore.
20 y.o, albinism
I am happy, that I was not born in Africa, because there are a lot of myths and superstitions about albinos there.
You can be killed because they need the talisman of fertility for example.
30 y.o, glaucoma
If you see a person walking with a white cane, you should be glad for them because now they have their freedom of movement and action and need not depend on anyone else.
38 y.o, vitiligo
I am what I am.
Vitiligo is my innate decoration.
32 y.o, congenital hand anomaly
The peer pressure I had to handle has made me stronger.
Do not allow a petty encounter to spoil your life.
6 y.o, alopecia
I wish people knew more about alopecia. It is not an oddity. It just exists.
31 y.o, autism
Slava is physically handicapped. He is incapable of having his own family and living on his own. It is hard to put up with.
31 y.o, hearing pathology
People who hear can’t talk to the deaf. I have to turn to them in many cases but they can barely understand me.