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Amanda Byram, United States,  Georgia

My name is Amanda Byram. I am from a super small town in middle Georgia. I remember growing up feeling like I was the only person in the world with a port wine stain. It was such a lonely feeling. One day, I decided to search the hashtag #portwinestain on Instagram, and immediately my world got A LOT bigger.

I immediately began reaching out to people, joining groups, and learning to love my birthmark. I have made SO many genuine friendships over the last few years thanks to the various groups and social media in general. I love seeing people with port wine stains “in the wild” (as I like to call it). I always try to approach the people I see to at-least say hi and introduce myself.

I am now married with two beautiful girls. I am doing my best to raise my girls to have confidence in themselves. I started embracing my birthmark years ago and I hope my girls will look up to me one day and know that they are beautiful.

I want to help others love themselves as well. I know how lonely I used to feel so if I can help one person not feel that way, I’m happy. I am so proud to be apart of the birthmark community.

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