This is my left arm after an angry bubble of olive oil attacked me for no good reason.

Apr 30, 2013 at 3:00pm | 233 comments

do this don't
It wasn’t until my junior year in high school (and after years of using cocoa butter to treat my blemishes) that I dared to wear a skirt without coverage.
As if the headline didn’t say it all: TRIGGER ALERT! TRIGGER ALERT!

Mar 14, 2013 at 3:00pm | 116 comments

skin lightening
I wanted only to fade my scars; however, it not only lightened the rest of my skin but made me feel like a traitor to women of color.

Jan 29, 2014 at 11:30am | 88 comments

Why am I “depressing” or “negative” because I want to, as everyone does, talk about my experiences?
stretch marks
ACTUAL LAYERS of my skin peeled away while my stretch marks remained. They were indestructible.
From 2002 and on, I basically never stepped foot on a beach and, if I did, I was always fully clothed.
compulsive skin picking
My boyfriend once said my skin looked like a battlefield. But now it’s almost perfect!
I was born with a rare condition called craniosynostosis, which caused one of the sutures (soft spots) of my skull to close early. As is with many children diagnosed with craniosynostois, my skull grew in a lop-sided fashion.