I was born with a cleft lip with partial palate involvement.
The photo on the bottom in the middle best depicts it.
Not having a photo of yourself before the age of 6 months (after the first reparative surgery) is really jarring if you think about it. It says a lot about the pressures and maybe shame that my parents felt for producing a child that was less than perfect.
I’m a late bloomer as far as accepting myself as being “beautiful” and I dislike mirrors very much.
The holiday season is officially over, and we’re looking forward to giving our feet a much-needed break from the 5-inch heels we trekked around in from holiday party to holiday party. Unfortunately, just because we made it through the past couple of months in one piece doesn’t mean the parties are over. A new year means new events. Luckily, our feet don’t have to suffer the consequence. Click through for some stylish alternatives to sky-high pumps and stilettos. Each pair of shoes is comfortable enough to easily take you from day to night without having to swap out.