At birth, Yulianna Yussef arrived in this world covered in hundreds of birthmarks.
At first, her condition completely stumped doctors, who worried she might be in serious medical danger.
However, in time, Yussef was eventually diagnosed with congenital melanocytic nevus — benign birthmarks that occur in less that one percent of the worldwide infant population.
While her condition posed no significant medical threat, for years, Yussef suffered her peers’ constant bullying and emotional torture. Kids called her names like “dalmatian” and “cow.”
“I had a difficult life road before I got used to my body,” Yussef told LittleThings. “When you don’t look ‘normal,’ people can be very rude.”
In time, though, this survivor overcame the incessant negativity surrounding her looks. Now, in her early 20s, she’s come to absolutely adore her body and is doing all she can to help others reach similar levels of self-acceptance.
As a social media star and CMN ambassador, Yussef shares daily body positive messages with her 18,700 (and counting) followers, empowering the masses to find ways to love their own bodies.
Keep scrolling to learn more about how this young lady continues inspiring others to embrace their bodies’ natural beauty.
[H/T: Daily Mail]