At the age a thirteen, I had to undergo surgery due to a severe case of scoliosis. So I had to learn early in life that you have to Love yourself, regardless of what imperfections you may have. Even though my surgeon did an Phenomenal job; I was still left with a 12-½ inch scar, from the 2 steel rods that were put in my back, to support my spine. I also have a 3½-inch scar on my hip, where he took out bone marrow. Once in awhile I have insecurities, do to the scars on my back. Specially when wearing clothing that reveals them, but I get over it quickly! I call them my War Scars and Beauty Marks, because I overcame a tremendous obstacle and came out on the other side: Confident, Secure and Beautiful!! My doctor told me that I may have some limitations in what I can do after my surgery, but in less than a year I went back to competition dancing. Years later I became a cheerleader, model and even went to the Army (for a short stint)! Here are a few celebrities that also have scars and a story to go with them!!
Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel
Parminder Kaur Nagra
At the age of seven, Nagra suffered a burn while preparing a meal on the gas stove when her trousers caught fire. She was taken into the bathroom by an uncle who immersed her in cold water. When the burned fabric was later removed, her skin attached to it and left a resulting scar on her right leg. The story was included into the film Bend It Like Beckham; however, the details were changed such that her character was burned while making beans on toast.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parminder_Nagra
As a child, she was exposed to a virus that gave her breathing difficulties. This required a tracheotomy surgery, which ultimately left a surgical scar on her neck. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001876/bio
Padma Parvati Lakshmi
In 1984, when she was 14 years old, Lakshmi was involved in a serious automobile accident, causing an injury to her right arm that required surgery, which left a 7-inch scar between her elbow and shoulder. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padma_Lakshmi
So everyone, “Love who you are”!! Be the Best You, You can be!! Until the next Post, stay “Beautiful, Sassy and Sophisticated”!
Shemmyla aka Ms. Sophisticated