"Growing up I was bullied a lot. I was called all kinds of mean names by strangers, people at school, and even girls in my classes.  Everyday people stare and treat me like I’m different because they only see a disability, not my capabilities. I am different, I embrace that. My extra-chromosome makes me unique and beautiful. I wish more people could see that too. That’s why I am so happy to be a part of the #readytostareiwokeuplikedis movement because now I don’t care if they stare, I just tell them-I WOKE UP LIKE DIS and regardless of someone else’s inability to see it, I AM FLAWLESS!"

Gurvir is flawless.*

*being flawless isn’t the absence of flaws; it’s the absence of fear

This is Gurvir's story; follow her on Instagram @msgurvirsingh. Gurvir is a volunteer with Ready-to-Stare's non-profit partner, Broadening Horizons. Follow them at @broadeninghorizons.

This post was originally published on May 10, 2014