The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Becca Ask, United States (US), Minnesota

I was adopted as a baby from Seoul, South Korea. In Korea my birthmark was considered ‘special needs’. I grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota not only not only as a different ethnicity than my peers but also with a large facial birthmark.

As I grew up, my birthmark became something I was self conscious of. I began wearing makeup as a security blanket, something to hide behind. After college, I began experimenting with makeup as a creative outlet. I slowly began to share myself with and without makeup hoping to inspire those around me to learn to love themselves.