Birthmark Pride Week! I did a photoshoot with Annie Woo Photography for her body empowerment blog. Here are two of the images that I love! I have always loved my birthmark. I was never ashamed of it, or wanted to hide it and even though most of the world around me felt the same, there were a few times I faced some issues: Jr High "If you didn't have that red thing on your chest, we could be friends." High School, my pregnant science teacher taught the class for a whole week how to take hickies off using spoons, lipstick caps, ice, etc. Then finally came to me and said "I know its popular to get hickies right now Molly but you are destroying your body." and as an Adult in LA "If you want to be an actress, you need to get that removed. It looks like a burn and no one wants to see that." and a security guard once said "Is that Jelly on your chest? Can I lick it off for you?" Now, living in New York, I am more confident in my body than ever and still in love with my birthmark. Thru this project I hope to help those who may have felt uncomfortable with theirs. I know the teasing and negative comments can weigh you down and make you feel like there is something wrong with you but I am here to tell you. There isn't. Its a beautiful piece of your story and what makes you, you!
I'm a woman of all trades. Love what I do and I do what I love.