26-year-old Sara Geurts is redefining what it means to love the skin you're in.

Sara Geurts is a 26-year-old model and body positive activist – and she’s redefining what it means to love the skin you’re in.

Geurts has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare skin condition which slows down collagen production and affects connective tissue – leaving skin fragile, wrinkled, and much less elastic at an earlier age.

After years of hiding her skin, Geurts has learnt to embrace her skin through modelling and now she’s smashing preconceived notions of what it means to be beautiful.

“Your going to meet people who are intimidated by you. You’re different. People don’t know how to react or how to accept someone who doesn’t follow the crowd… They are not used to somone who doesn’t try to fit in — So instead of bolstering your uniqueness, they’ll try and make you feel like you’re weird or damaged. I’m here to offer some well earned advice : Screw them.” ???? • • • • • • • • #week #thursday #tbt #throwback #latergram #instaphoto #sorrynotsorry #victoriassecret #qotd #ehlersdanlosawareness #ehlersdanlossyndrome #effyourbeautystandards #inmyskiniwin #mybeautymyway #loveyourbody #loveyourlines #selflove #nowrongway #beyou #bebeautiful #perfectlyimperfect #blessed #inspire #embrace #happy #vibes #model #wlyg #weloveyourgenes

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Geurts has a dedicated social media following, she runs a blog called The Love Your Lines Campaign, and she’s also been featured in a short film.

“My lines make me, me,” she recently wrote in an essay for The Mighty.


“Each line holds beauty, and is beautiful in its own way. No one else carries the exact lines I have, and this is what I consider to be truly beautiful.”

In a video for Barcroft TV, Geurts explained she wants to “break society’s standards” around perfection and “really show that it is your imperfections and your uniqueness that is the true beauty and that’s what needs to be celebrated”.

We LOVE your work, Sarah.

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