Ah the world is full of inspiring people! Today via Huffington Post and Daily Mail I found an inspiring story of Amy Elsegood, who was born with facial birthmark. Apparently she was bullied when she was growing up just because she was different. I really hate these bullies – what’s wrong with these kids? What is wrong with being different? Well, I was bullied at school too, so I understand how difficult it is to deal with bullies. But luckily I was not suffering from a physical difference like Amy did. According to Bullying UK, there are still a lot of myths about reporting and challenging bullies. I really hope we will find an effective way to stop bullying one day, because I am sure it is causing many children serious misery in their precious early life.
Anyway, back to Amy – I was so impressed with her Selfie and her positive attitude. Amy now accepts who she is, and decided to promote the discovery with her No Make-Up Selfie. What a brave thing to do, I totally admire her for her courage.
Amy also has a wonderful support from her boyfriend, Josh, who didn’t even register Amy’s birthmark when she first revealed it to him. Whenever I hear about these aspiring young people, I become a bit more positive about the prospect of this sometimes gloomy world. Looking at Amy’s selfie makes me smile with hope and wonder. Really well done Amy!