Mom on a mission to show daughter with extremely rare birthmark that she is beautiful
All of us are born uniquely special and irrefutably beautiful in our own way.
One of the most breathtakingly fabulous things about being human is that no two of us are exactly the same, and as the years roll on we’re becoming far better as a species when it comes to accepting and celebrating our differences.
One mother is on a mission to prove the idea that we’re perfect due to our imperfections, and aims to reaffirm that her baby daughter, who was born with a rare birthmark, is beautiful just the way she is.
Little Winry Hall was born with congenital melanocytic nevi or CMN.
This is an extremely rare birthmark as a result of the irregular development of pigment cells. This makes the 13-month-old a little different from other babies.
What her mother Nicole Hall initially thought was a bruise on her newborn’s face, was just a large mole of sorts. Now, instead of trying to cover up her child’s birthmark, Hall is committed to making sure her daughter knows exactly how beautiful she is.
Using the power of social media, the mother raises awareness about CMN and encourages others to reimagine societal beauty standards, Good Morning America reports.
According to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Winry’s diagnosis could put her at a higher risk of developing melanoma. But Hall said she worries less about the risk of cancer than about the frequency of bullying she may experience as she gets older.
Still, Hall said she stays on top of things by taking extra measures to protect her skin.
Her mom said Winry’s character is what truly sets her apart.
As for how Winry sees the world, she’s a happy, energetic little girl without a care in the world. In short, she’s everything a baby should be.
“She just radiates joy. She’s almost always laughing or shrieking. She is just the happiest baby I have ever seen,” Hall said. “She’s a big talker already. We haven’t got a whole lot of words out, but she tells you like it is and she’s already getting a little bit of sassiness, so I think we’re gonna have a lot on our hands.”
The massive following she has cultivated on TikTok has allowed Hall to virtually meet people from across the globe with a similar background to her daughter.
“We’ve got to talk to several people from Brazil with birthmarks,” Hall said. “One of them has one that is almost identical to Winry and it’s been so fun to talk to her because she’s almost exactly my age.”