This 26-Year-Old Model With A Rare Skin Condition Is Empowering Women Everywhere

14 July 2017, 15:06

Sara Geurts model
Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Omg, YES girl!

Meet Sara Geurts. 

 

A post shared by Sara Geurts (@sarageurts) onJun 16, 2017 at 3:15pm PDT

She is a 26-year-old model living with a genetic skin condition called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Ehlers-Danlos specifically affects the skin and joints of a person's body. People with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome often experience slowed down collagen production, sometimes causing the skin to have a "stretchy" appearance. 

Recently, Sara wrote about her experience for the The Mighty saying, "I was diagnosed around the age of 10 but had noticed my skin as early as the age of 7."

Sara wrote that her skin was her biggest insecurity and that it even "created a major barrier" in her romantic relationship. Speaking to The SunSara revealed that she eventually learned to love her skin with the help of supportive friends and family. 

"I tried to cover up my skin constantly. But now I think it’s just the most beautiful thing ever," she told The Sun.

 

A post shared by Sara Geurts (@sarageurts) onMay 16, 2017 at 1:21pm PDT


Sara's Instagram is full of stunning shots of her looking confident and comfortable in her gorgeous skin.

 

A post shared by Sara Geurts (@sarageurts) onJan 13, 2017 at 10:24am PST

 

 

A post shared by Sara Geurts (@sarageurts) onJul 3, 2017 at 9:42am PDT


Sara's willingness to share her journey has also inspired others who have experienced confidence issues stemming from their health and physical appearance as well. 

Sara Instagram comment

via Instagram/@sarageurts


Now that we know about Sara's story, we're fully expecting to see her on a runway SOMEWHERE during the next fashion week. She is so fierce, it would be criminal if she didn't bless the world with her confident self.