perlas de agua • at first there were countless reasons why i believed i could never be comfortable infront of a camera. for almost 18 years, i didnt feel more awkward than when someone was taking a picture of me. the ears were a thing, the cockroaches on my face, as some called my eyebrows, were definitely a thing, but there was one ‘flaw’ i never really minded having.. mostly because i never got a chance to see it as a flaw. and every bully is too much of a chicken shit to make fun of something that looked like i was in some sort of horrible fire. lol it was fall.. 1999, i stepped out of my house in miami where we’d just moved, and before i even crossed the street, i got hit and run over by a club car.. i held on to a tube under the vehicle as it dragged me for about two blocks.. each turn of the wheel, caught my hair firmer in its grasp, and the sandlike concrete bricks beneath me took layers and layers of my skin, like a cheese grater until i was, as my mother said, a bloody, disfigured monster. i was almost 4 years old... and though every doctor and witness was certain of my death that day, it was just the first of many moments life would remind me, fuck nah, you got shit to do. • as a petite, scarred model (as most agencies like to put it), im proud of my marks.. to keep them, and accept them as a part of me. a beautiful part of me. and i look forward to a more inclusive future for this industry • one day we gone make it to our dreams fam !! gracias a un hombre etéreo, hermoso por dentro y por fuera, que marcó mi vida para siempre. con menos de 6% de su audio, este artista, especial como ningun alma que habia cruzado por mi camino antes, eschuchó toda mi filosofía, y me dió el espacio para ser yo.. sin maquillaje, sin retoques, solo yo. gracias . 📸@gabriezzo • check out his pearl series... ¿que nos simboliza la perla ? - what does the pearl symbolize to you?