Some people suffer from conditions that hinder them from wearing the clothing they want. Revealing clothing like the bikini, shorts, sleeveless shirts, backless gowns, etc. are forbidding among those who feel insecure about certain aspects of their body.
One example is Isa-Bella Leclair who is suffering from Parkes Weber Syndrome, a disorder of the vascular system, the body’s complex network of blood vessels. Her case resulted in lymphedema, a swelling in one of her legs. Her right leg is now twice larger than her left leg.
Isa-Bella’s mom said she knew there was something wrong with Isa-Bella’s body the moment she was born. Eventually, Isa-Bella grew up getting awkward stares and questions about her condition from other people.
“When I was in public at the mall or beach, people would stare at me. I had to grow up faster than other kids and had to realize what I had and that it was normal for people to be curious.
“I would explain to people my own age, saying just simply, ‘I was born this way,” she narrated.
The fearless Isa-Bella decided to take the leap and inspire other people who have an illness that affects their physical appearance. During their beach vacation in Florida, the 19-year old girl posed for a photo wearing a bikini. She didn’t care.
“I think it’s important for people who have health issues to not only work on getting healthy but to work on loving yourself and accepting who you are,” she bravely mentioned.
“For me, beauty isn’t just on the outside. When I say someone is beautiful I see someone who makes you feel good when you’re around them.
“My condition doesn’t define me and there’s no way I would let it stop me from wearing a cute swimsuit or a cute dress,” she added.
How about you? What are those things that stop you from being yourself? Share your story with us in the comment boxes below!