She Lost One Hand At Birth, And The Other Is Deformed, But She Has Totally Owned Her Entire Body

Posted by Missy aka Tizzy in Amazing On 24th January 2018
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Growing up can be hard. Most of us have gone through body issues and insecurities, especially during school-aged years where bullying is a daily issue many have had to deal with. Kids are just plain mean-natured, but maybe Molly Higgins is tougher than most of us were growing up.

Tough Time Growing Up

23-year-old Molly Higgins from California had it worse than most kids growing up. Her right hand was amputated when she was just a newborn baby, and she has a severely damaged left hand. Because of this, growing up was really hard. She was bullied and suffered from depression, body image issues, and depression. She even became suicidal at one point.

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Owning It

Molly has some incredible inner strength. Even though it took time, she is totally owning her "differently abled" body and has become a model. Molly shows off her confidence and helps others by sharing her journey on Instagram.

Inspiration

She shares inspiring messages and stories on her Instagram account that has over 6,000 followers. She does this in hopes that others will find inspiration and be more comfortable in their own skin.

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Honesty

"Every week, I get a handful of DM’s of people asking how I got to this point and how they can be more confident. I’ll be honest with you—I’m not. Not a day goes by that I don’t hate what I see in the mirror and wish I could change almost everything about myself," Molly wrote in one post.

"The difference is now I don’t give those thoughts validity. I acknowledge them, but know they aren’t the truth. And I move on. I was once a girl who didn’t want to wear anything but long sleeves in the summer, and now I’m modeling @mirameswim swimwear in the middle of winter".

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