A Birthmark Covers Almost Her Entire Body But She Won't Let It Stop Her

A Birthmark Covers Almost Her Entire Body But She Won't Let It Stop Her

When we see her now, it is difficult to imagine that young Yulianna Yussef was mocked during her childhood and even worse, predestined not to live long after the doctors’ announcement at her birth. 

Indeed, the young woman from Ukraine suffers from a congenital melanocytic nevus, an extremely rare skin disease that covers her body with brown spots, a disease affecting only 1% of the world's population. Insulted by being called a Dalmatian, cow or giraffe, Yulianna Yussef has gotten her revenge on life by collecting no less than 33 000 followers on her Instagram profile – on these photos, we see the young, radiant Ukrainian assuming her physical difference with pride.

• Virginie Lazarova
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