Instagram Star finally finds her ‘sexy’, despite ridiculed birthmark

Instagram star, Yulianna Yussef, has finally moved past her bullies. When she was younger, her fellows mocked her skin condition- ‘Congenital Melanocytic Nevus’.The social media icon said they called her a ‘Dalmatian’ because her birthmark was widespread on her skin. Now, however, Yulianna is older and bolder. Through Instagram, she empowers others by admitting she feels ‘sexier’ in her skin, regardless of her!

 

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After many years of being suppressed for her condition, Yulianna Yussef is now inspired to share with the world

Once again, Instagram saves the world!

The 25-year old Ukranian- Lebanese influencer was born with a large birthmark, stretching over a generous part of her back. Growing up, in Poland, her schoolmates would make fun of Yulianna, meanly calling her a ‘Dalmatian’.

Yulianna told Mirror Online that up until she turned eight, she had no idea her skin was an ‘issue’. “I was quite a happy and carefree child. Before I was eight-years-old, I didn’t pay much attention to my birthmarks”, she said.

All of a sudden, people started staring at her, and ‘pointing fingers at her legs’. She recalled some parents wouldn’t even let their children play with her, because they thought it was ‘contagious’.

“I was a dalmatian, a giraffe, a cow. I was dirty and people thought that if they spoke to me my birthmarks would jump at them.”

By the time she was 14, things had gotten worse. Yulianna resorted to staying indoors, and going out only at night, in order to avoid hurtful comments.

“When I was 14 or 15 years old, I went with my friend to the beach, and of course people looked at me…Some old woman come to me with her advice on how to remove my “warts”, some waitresses in the cafe said unkind words to me. Lots of things like this happened that morning”, she narrated.

Her own friend even made a cruel joke out of it, saying, “oh my God, Julie! Walking with you just like walking with a monkey”.

 

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When she got older, the Instagram Star began to love herself

Yes, she never thought a boy would even pick her up ‘because they have choice to pick up a ‘normal’ girl with perfect skin’. But today, the IG star feels sexier than ever.

Yulianna revealed that she had to find her strength from within, in order to re-join society.

“I was so tired of hiding and being afraid of people, of their reactions and actions, hating myself for the weakness and that I felt so much pity towards myself”, she said.

“I then understood that nobody would help me just myself, to bring me up with my confidence”.

Instagram Star finally finds her ‘sexy’, despite ridiculed birthmark

Today, with the help of Instagram, she receives a lot of love and support from strangers all over the world. In fact, she has 104,000 followers, and the numbers keep growing daily!

When she created her account, her aim was to tell people more about the condition, with the hopes that they’d understand. So far, it is working perfectly.

Through her captions, Yulianna shares a piece of her life, struggles and as well, facts about Congenital Melanocytic Nevus (CMN).

In one of her recent photos, she captioned;

“BTW for those who don’t know- CMN stands for Congenital Melanocytic Naevus (or naevi), which is a brown or black mole present at birth. They can be very large, covering up to 80% of the body, and very numerous – up to hundreds in one individual. 😲Some people with large or multiple CMN have an increased risk of melanoma (a type of cancer). At the moment, large or multiple CMN are mostly untreatable.😔”

Furthermore, in another post, she spoke about her personal life in relation to the condition. She said;

“Well, I want to be honest with you and tell you a little bit more about how I actually physically live my life with birthmarks”, she began.

“I should start from the hairs, this is a very BIG and annoying topic for anyone who has many birthmarks…Sooo my back is actually fluffy 🤦🏽‍♀🐯 I can’t do anything about that, and even more annoyingly, the hairs on the birthmarks all over my body are thicker and more dense than around the normal skin. We cant wax or shave them , or use removal creams”, Yulianna continued.

 

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The response has been generally great,with thousands of people praising the Instagram star for her boldness.

And as far as her voice, Yuliana was featured in a recent exhibition #howdoyoucmenow in London. This event was to create more awareness about skin conditions, and encourage more support from the public.

Way to go Yulianna 👍

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Amanda Lucy

AMANDA IS A 25 YEAR OLD COLLEGE GRADUATE. LOVES MUSIC,DANCE AND IS AN ARDENT USER OF THE INTERNET. YOU CAN FOLLOW HER INSTAGRAM @nana_yaba. SHE STARTED WRITING FOR INFLEUR IN NOVEMBER 2017

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