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Woman Covered In Over 200 Birthmarks Overcomes Bullies

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Woman Covered In Over 200 Birthmarks Overcomes Bullies

A woman with over 200 birthmarks, including one which measures 32-inches, has overcome bullies who called her a gorilla and is now hoping to inspire others to 'embrace what makes you different'.

Libny Molano, a musician from Colombia, was born with birthmarks all over her body, the most prominent one covers her right arm and led to cruel bullies branding her a 'gorilla', 'Dalmatian' and told her she had 'the hand of the devil'.

Libny is refusing to let the bullies win. Credit: Jack Santamaria/mediadrumworld.com

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Fortunately for Libny, her parents explained her birthmarks to her at a young age and how they were no big deal, so she never saw them as a problem. Sadly, that all changed when she began school and the bullying started.

She said: "Since the first day of my life I've been handling people's reactions but I never really noticed them because I was protected by my parents 24/7 until I started school.

"Children have the most honest and at the same time cruel reactions in the world, so that changed me.

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Credit: Jack Santamaria/mediadrumworld.com

"I noticed they were afraid of me and they didn't want to spend time with me and they called me a Dalmatian and said I was a gorilla and some of them told me I had the hand of the devil.

"This was extremely painful and confusing because at home they always told me I was unique, and after that I started noticing everyone's reaction everywhere I went and that made me feel sad, ashamed, afraid and insecure.

"I got tired of feeling sad and insecure and I decided to become the best version of myself and be my own superhero."

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The 24-year-old is hoping that by speaking out about her own experience she can inspire others to love themselves for who they are and not let bullies drag them down.

Credit: Jack Santamaria/mediadrumworld.com

She continued: "My friends and family love that I now see what they've always seen and they feel so proud of me.

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"My advice is to embrace whatever makes you different and make it your best feature, we all have our own 'birthmarks' and that's what makes us who we are.

"The message I want to convey is that we are all masterpieces, made perfectly by a great painter, and we shouldn't see ourselves as anything less than that.

"We're all a 'Mona Lisa' perfect and unique in our own way."

Featured Image Credit: Jack Santamaria/mediadrumworld.com

Topics: Interesting, Feels, Bullying, Community, woman, Sad

Claire Reid
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