Bullying and self-confidence
Hi, my name is Zeinab. I was born with a birthmark on my forehead called "Hemangioma", and at the age of 6 years old, my parents decided to start surgeries to remove my birthmark. During puberty, some other flaws started to show up. I noticed I have Class II malocclusion (it means the upper teeth are forward further than the lower teeth, it gives the face the appearance of a receding lower jaw, short chin and a convex facial profile). And I have a flat back of the head, but nobody ever notices that because I have thick hair and I always puff my hair or wear "Hijab" to hide it. Because of my head shape, I can't get some hairstyles. All those cases maybe because of a genetic defect. Of course, I was bullied by some people. They never knew how their words hurt me terribly and affected me more than I like to admit. I let it completely brake me and it caused me to hate myself, it caused me to have suicidal thoughts and it affected my previous relationships.
After all those moments I finally began to try accepting and loving myself, because nobody will love me as much as I love myself, it has taken me a long time to learn that. I continue trying and working on it. Self-love is the most important thing and I want to share my story, for everyone that was bullied because of perceived imperfections and felt broken. You are not alone!