BELL YOUR SLEEVES UP!
All ladies have an asset they value it could be her sparkly eyes, broad shoulders, long scarless legs, hour-glass waist, smooth sailing face or full bum; the list is endless. For me, one of my favorite assets are my legs because they were scarless, smooth and found them alluring. Back in 2015, I went to audition for The KTN Presenter Show and little did I know that my well-defined legs would be marked by a permanent scar. I dislocated my right knee as I was going to do my presentation. I honestly could not tell what unfolded because it happened so fast.All I can remember is me screaming like a tormented soul on the verge of complete brokenness due to the chronic pain.My whole right knee was on the other side! …..Picture that… I was rushed to hospital and after a quick x-ray, the doctor said that they have to do a surgery because my knee was badly damaged. This was my first surgery. When I woke up, I could not feel my right leg.It was horrific! There was this long stone cold bandage tied from my hip to my ankle, it was just crazy. The doctor came in later, presented a pair of crutches and tears raced down. He told me that i’d use them for 6 months since my knee was sensitive and fresh from operation.I had not yet gotten a chance to view my knee till i started my physiotherapy sessions when the bandage was removed, I could not believe my eyes! There was this jagged thick line running down my knee with some flesh. My doctor told me that is a permanent scar that will never end. All I thought is ,will i ever wear my short skirts?dresses? SInce I couldn’t wear trousers, anytime I walked I could see people glancing at my knee.In school, a day could not pass when one asks what happened?were you in an accident? I lost confidence, became very insecure and started wearing trousers and long skirts during 2015. It was not easy to reveal my scar because I thought that scar defined my beauty which was false! Last year January, I started watching clips on people who have permanent scars and they motivated me. I was also shocked to see ladies have tatooed their scars to hide them.I told myself I’m beautiful and won’t let the scar define me. I believed that my beauty is my heart, faith, achievements and failures. I go with that till date. This should apply to all ladies with scars because you are scarred beautiful!
I decided to wear the must have trend in 2017; bell sleeve dress. I felt young and elegant in it. It revealed my scar which is still healing though I had minimal challenges shooting in this but I remembered I conquered in it!
…..Have a beautiful weekend and embrace the scars…
Make-up by @dennis_karuri
Photography by @pichadotke
Hair done @ turning point salon,buru
Jewelry by @wendy oginga
Flowered Sling bag- Gifted
Shoes by @zoe anne
Bell Sleeve Dress- Thrifted at Mtindwa