Looking for brighter spots.
Losing a grandparent.
Advice on accepting your spots, scars, and other skin differences.
Wishing hard for an alternative reality.
My scars are with me for life—and that’s totally OK.
Lip liner tricks, hair dye and piercing maintenance, and how to cover up scars.
Zits leave annoying dark spots on my face, but I learned how to deal.
Advice on haircuts, outfits, and poking holes in your face.
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