Instagram Spotlight of the Week : Model Nikia Phoenix On Her Freckles

Living with freckles is no joke! But, then we aren’t just living in any ordinary century, are we? Women around the world with freckles are breaking stereotypes and shining in the spotlight.

The most recent among all is a model, Nikia Phoenix. And, her beautiful freckles are the ones trending on Instagram this week. Despite being a dermatologist’s boon, she’s lived with it since she was four through those times when they weren’t trendy at all. When no one was drawing on freckles or getting freckle tattoos. Today like all other women actors and models with freckles she would not want to change her skin, even if given an opportunity. And, then why should she? After all, it’s something that helped her define herself.

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These freckles have been on my skin since I was 4 years old. They weren't trendy when I was younger. No one was drawing on freckles or getting freckle tattoos. In fact, it was just the opposite. I was picked on a lot for my spots and it hurt. But if given the option, I wouldn't change my skin. I wouldn't change what I went through. These freckles have helped to define me. They have made me stronger. I am a black freckled woman… and proud. Incredibly honored to join a great group of women who are sharing stories about Loving the Skin You're In. Read about body acceptance and self love from @therefinedwoman @laurenscruggs @tuttidelmonte @gofitjo @missdbennett. Sharing is caring. #therefinedcollective

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