Patience Hodgson, lead singer of the Australian band The Grates, grew up with a large, rare port wine stain birthmark, otherwise known as Klippel Trenaway Sydrome, covering half of her upper body.
“I love my birthmark’s spectrum of colour. When I’m warm it’s a kind of red-purple, like the colour of some plums and when I’m cold it’s a vivid, almost neon blue. I also like how it’s a kind of protective barrier protecting me against non-accepting and unthoughtful people.”
via Nat Mccomas
gorgeous! i have a very large birthmark on my right arm that my mom made me very self conscious of when i was young. its taken me a long time, but now i don’t think twice about wearing a tank top or worry about it showing anymore.