posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 07:40 PM
This is a wonderful, heart-warming account of resilience, courage and true beauty to the core.
The societal and peer pressure that is mounted on todays younger generation to comply with an ideology of what is deemed acceptable, is truely
frightening... MSM and the social media is sadly littered with stories of youth that have succumed to the perceived, unbearable thought of
non-acceptance or not being able to "fit in"
Olivia Hotschilt - The Face of True Beauty
Five years ago, at age 12, Olivia refused to look in the mirror. She had cut off all her hair, was self-harming, stopped eating and wanted to
disappear. Things are hard enough for girls in a perfection-driven world, but when you are born with a facial deformity life can be extremely
She has posted photos of her transformation pre- and post-surgery, daily blogs on acceptance and beauty, and numerous You Tube posts with
..."I've had a few trolls," Olivia adds, almost proudly, "but if anyone disses me, I have an army of supporters that jump on them," she
I laughed along with her here.