My name is Amy Elsegood. I was born with a port wine stain birthmark covering the left side of my face, I was always really shy and insecure about showing my face with no makeup. One day I just thought, you were born like this, there is no reason to be ashamed, so I posted a no makeup selfie and my photo went viral. I now feel comfortable in my own skin and like to use my birthmark to inspire others and teach them that it is okay to be different.
I feel like I've lost myself a bit recently, constantly comparing myself to others on social media, thinking why am I not at that stage yet? Feeling like I'm so behind all my friends, they are all moving forward and I'm at a standstill, why am I not in a successful job with a nice house? But I've come to realize that I'm not the only one who feels like this, we all put so much pressure on ourselves to have the perfect lives because of what we see on social media. You are not falling behind just because you don't have what they have, do what they do or look like they do. They were equipped with the tools they need for their path just as I am equipped with mine! So I'm back with a positive mind and remembering my time will come and so will yours!
Sometimes its hard to be positive when some people can be so negative but I just keep doing what I'm doing and read all the positive comments I get. I just believe that if you do good things for people then good things will happen to you. Just be yourself and the world will love you for you.