my fashion diary.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Aspire To Inspire: The Overcomer (Nigeria)

People told me that I was ugly. They told me I was worthless. I hated smiling.  I didn't think I would ever be happy. For years I would cut myself. I still have the scars. I was depressed. I really believed I was a nobody.

 About 2 yrs ago, I stopped cutting when I saw my little brother do it. That was my breaking point. It brought tears to my eyes. Then he said "Now you see how I feel."  I will never cut again.

Now, I am getting to know myself. I am 16. My name is Nigeria. I think I am beautiful. I wore a dress today. My friend straightened my hair. Ms.Brittnie took my pictures. I feel like a model too. I feel very pretty. I didn't even cover my arms.

Maybe one day I can become a model or a photographer. Maybe a social worker. I think I can do it. I want to make things beautiful again.



1 comment

  1. You are beautiful and amazing. Thanks for having the strength to tell your story. Please don't let anyone take this away from you. Keep going. You will inspire so many. <3 -Lila


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