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Teen covered in birthmarks says she's 'proud to be different'

RICHFIELD, N.C. — A North Carolina teen who was born covered in birthmarks is hitting back after years of being bullied.

Ciera Swaringen, 19, of Rockwell was born with a condition called Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus which caused harmless mole-like birthmarks to grow on 70 percent of her skin. 196 more words



Is it cheating if I call you sweetheart?
Is it cheating if you call me your man?
I’m retrieving wayward glances with my wondering eye… 18 more words


Kissed by an Angel

I learned today that Drew Brees and I have something in common. That’s funny, since he’s a famous quarterback, and I’m not. What could two people, so very different from each other, possibly have that is alike? 536 more words

The Skin You're In--In Which The Whole Family Is Marked

Dear Lily June,

They say a leopard can’t shed his spots. And why would he? The speckled skin a leopard slinks around in is part of what makes him beautiful. 2,065 more words

Thought #572

Sometimes I think about the night I showed you the light spot on my side, the spot that lies in the middle of my ribcage. I remember you looking at it and saying that it looked like a pair of lips, and that if you had a kid with that birthmark you’d tell them that it was a kiss from God. 29 more words

Grouchy Mark!

It’s funny how almost everyone’s got birthmarks. Like, in weird places. Places they can hide. Me? I’ve got one – ugh – on my face. Right cheek. 362 more words


The Birthmark

Do you remember your first pimple?

Do you remember the first time you shaved your legs?

How about when you first had to start using deodorant? 843 more words

Tuesday Truths With Allyssa