“It affects me in several ways. I cannot speak, I breathe through a hole in my throat, I eat through a tube in my stomach and the hearing in my right ear is diminished.”
The above-mentioned statement is from 26 years old Marimar Quiroa who is an American makeup artist. Marimar Quiroa was born with a specific condition known as Cystic Hygroma, which is a large tumor that appears on the head and neck area.
Talking about how she built self-love and confidence she said:
"When I was younger I would talk to myself in the mirror. I would tell myself I was beautiful. I would encourage myself and list all the things that were good about me and it built my confidence through the years."
Marimar Quiroa now owns her own youtube, Facebook, and Instagram with a huge following. She has more than six hundred thousand subscribers on youtube, around a hundred and forty thousand Instagram followers and she has more than seventy thousand likes on her Facebook page.
Marimar is more than just a beauty blogger. She is not only redefining beauty and studying makeup by enrolling herself in school, but she has also studied special sign language and she wants to teach deaf children and not only that she also has a certification in Zumba dance and she used to teach dance class one day per week. Moreover, all of this she wants to teach self-love to everyone.
People have really been kind towards Marimar since she came out openly about her condition and she feels very blessed for that fact. But there have been many instants when people have gone beyond the limits of bullying her. Based on her experience of trolling and bullying, she once mentioned:
“People tell me I look like a monkey, that my mouth is wrong. People stare at me; I see them staring,” she said. “When people say negative things to me, I either tell them to stop or just ignore them. But if people are staring at me, I stare right back and refuse to look away until they stop.”
Marimar's family is her biggest support system and her sister and mother adore her dearly. Talking about her strong personality her sister said:
Marimar has really appeared as the most strong and motivational girl. She talks nothing but confidence and despite not knowing what the future will bring her based on her condition she is really hopeful about it and is looking forward to having a life of her dreams.
"I hope to get married someday and have a family, have my own beauty line, travel, and teach people around the world about makeup and my life experience."
Marimar Quiroa has achieved almost every goal she set for herself whilst inspiring millions around the globe and we wish she gets a future of her desires as well.
“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”