I'll admit it, when I was a kid I was a JERK! But now that I'm an adult I really want to take the time to educate those around me about perspective. And what that means to me is basically thinking about others before you speak. Think about where they come from, their struggles, and how we are ALL different in some sort of way and NOBODY has the right to make fun of another person based on something that they can NOT control.
For example, this gorgeous model by the name of Lyric Mariah Heard. The 21 year old model was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, a non-genetic birth defect which left her with only one foot and two disfigured hands.
Lyric was bullied for her appearance growing up, but she didn’t let her physical differences stop her from loving herself fully. Now she wants to be an advocate for others with disabilities and to help them see their unique beauty.
Lyric said, “My appearance gave me a purpose and my modeling gave me a platform.... Self-love is the most important kind of love...all of your passions, all of your dreams, all of your aspirations will flourish when you truly love yourself, because then and only then can you succeed.”
Also, in the YouTube video below you'll find some of Lyric's beautiful photos...