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Woman's Body Positive Posts About Rare Skin Condition Are Inspiring The Internet

Sara Geurts is a 26-year-old Instagram model with a rare skin condition called Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). EDS makes it difficult for your body to produce collagen, reports Bored Panda, which is what keeps our skin looking firm in our youth. Geurts had premature wrinkles, and began to look much older than the date on her birth certificate would suggest. For a long time, she was insecure about it, but she has since embraced her own unique looks in a celebratory way that will inspire you:

"Your going to meet people who are intimidated by you. You're different. People don't know how to react or how to accept someone who doesn't follow the crowd... They are not used to somone who doesn't try to fit in -- So instead of bolstering your uniqueness, they'll try and make you feel like you're weird or damaged. I'm here to offer some well earned advice : Screw them." πŸ’• β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #week #thursday #tbt #throwback #latergram #instaphoto #sorrynotsorry #victoriassecret #qotd #ehlersdanlosawareness #ehlersdanlossyndrome #effyourbeautystandards #inmyskiniwin #mybeautymyway #loveyourbody #loveyourlines #selflove #nowrongway #beyou #bebeautiful #perfectlyimperfect #blessed #inspire #embrace #happy #vibes #model #wlyg #weloveyourgenes

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In a video with Barcroft TV, Geurts explains how she made the transition from feeling self-conscious about her skin to loving it:

β€œMy skin was my biggest insecurity. But now I think it’s the most beautiful thing ever. Each imperfection you have is individual to you, and it tells a story about you and who you are, and the struggle and the journey that you have been on.”

Guerts writes in her Instagram bio that she's a "body activist," and regularly posts images to Instagram that show her celebration of her skin and life, while spreading awareness of EDS, and she looks fabulous:

Absolutely LOVE this photo from the glitter shoot with the amazing @andreabaue 😍😍😍 it was her birthday yesterday sooo everyone go give her page a likee a book a shoot with her ASAP! Happyy belatedd birthday my dear, & hope to see you very very soooon! πŸ˜„β€ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #sorrynotsorry #week #photoshoot #photograpy #glitter #latepost #monday #motivation #ehlersdanlosawareness #ehlersdanlossyndrome #effyourbeautystandards #inmyskiniwin #mybeautymyway #loveyourbody #loveyourlines #selflove #nowrongway #perfectlyimperfect #beyou #bebeautiful #inspire #real #embrace #beauty #blessed #happy #AAmodel #model #wlyg #weloveyourgenes

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I had one of my closest followers reach out to me and informed me of @instylemagazine latest summer photo challenge. The challenge would be to post pictures of yourself in your swimsuit, on your social media, tagging #instyledare to submit your photo. This was by all means an impromptu shoot and hope to have a more legit one on the books sooon! ❀ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #weekend #photoshoot #instyle #instyledare #swimsuit #pool #summer #ehlersdanlosawareness #ehlersdanlossyndrome #effyourbeautystandards #inmyskiniwin #mybeautymyway #loveyourbody #loveyourlines #selflove #nowrongway #beyou #bebeautiful #blessed #inspire #embrace #beauty #imperfections #perfectlyimperfect #real #sorrynotsorry #vibes #model #wlyg #weloveyourgenes

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Love the skin you're in!

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