“We all are special in a unique way. Our beauty is in our individuality.”
We have different experiences, physic and perceptions that makes us who we are.
From our last article, (please if you’ve not read it, I strongly advice you should. And you’ll thank heavens you did…lol) We talked about story telling and why you should share your story. We also established that life is a story waiting to be told and that our experiences are not severable from our lives which in turn, gives us a sense of purpose and destiny.
Today is actually a beautiful day and we will share an inspiring and mind blowing story of a woman who is using her story to deliver as many from a life of low self esteem and the feeling of not good enough particularly as an Albino. And showing us a world of limitless possibilities with no limits nor barrier whatsoever.
Connie Chiu, is an amazing model, Jazz artist and a fashion designer. She hails from Hong Kong and grew up in Sweden. Despite being a person with Albinism, she managed to defy all odds and chase her dream.
Her career started when she was around 21 years of age and her sister took a picture of her and send it over to a designer, who in turn contacted her and her career took root. Over the world right now, she is a person who motivates and encourage other persons with Albinism.
As a child she struggled, wondering if she has a role model and what the world out there really will treat her until her big sisters came home and told her this: “LITTLE SISTER! GUESS WHO WE SAW ON OUR WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL TODAY?!” they where still in their school uniforms and had this aura of happiness Beaming from their faces. Connie thought they probably saw a Big movie start or a famous musician. She was surprised when the told her they saw a woman like her. One beaming with this confidence about who she is and one dazzling with beauty. Their excitement, was one that shows you how beautiful you can be.
Connie says that after that time, she realized she had a role model and she needed to be a model for others. She took it upon herself not to give up and to keep fighting. Connie has conquered the world and believes everyone can.
These are some of her words “For many years I thought that I had no role model. But now when I recall this moment in my childhood, it probably had a bigger impact on me than I ever realized. From my sisters’ reactions I got the impression that this Chinese woman with albinism that they happened to see was attractive, confident and independent.”
We all might not be living with Albinism, but we have different things that seem like challenges to us: being orphans, having a single parent, drug addiction, a teen mother and a host of other things. We must however believe in ourselves to change our narrative. Let our stories be told in the far away lands.
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