Swollen Legs Turned This Woman Into An Instagram Diva
Carmen Smith is a 30-year-old woman from California, whose swollen legs didn’t stop her from feeling beautiful. Moreover, she inspires and encourages others to love themselves and to be proud of who they are.
Carmen’s childhood was not easy, as people kept staring at her and her swollen legs. While being a child she was diagnosed with the lymphedema, which causes her legs, ankles, and feet to swell.
At first, she tried to hide her legs from other people and felt embarrassed. But her boyfriend, Kahari Jumal, managed to help the woman accept her appearance and even to like it.
Nowadays, Carmen has more than 53,000 subscribers on Instagram. She receives a lot of messages from women daily, and they keep thanking her for inspiring them. Carmen helps other people to feel confident in their own body.
Positive reactions on Instagram make me know that I'm doing what I'm supposed to do. The women who are in my inbox saying, "Hey my legs look like yours. I've never seen anyone whose body looks like mine. Thank you for putting yourself out there. You're making me feel comfortable". That stuff is big!
That’s what she told in the Barcroft TV video:
Our differences make us beautiful.
And she is absolutely right! Every person is beautiful in their own way!
By the way, around 10 million people are diagnosed with lymphedema in the US.