Meet our July 2023 Scarlight Angie P. from Atlanta, GA!
I discovered Angie through her Instagram page where she detailed her scar story in one of her posts. Amazed by her openness and courage when talking about her previous experiences, I decided to ask her to be a Scarlight feature and she excitedly agreed!
I’m always grateful to be the recipient of another woman’s story of empowerment and resilience, because there are so many that still hide behind their struggles and are afraid to speak their truth. Thank you, Angie, for being a light and sharing your journey with us!
Here is Angie’s story.
“I started self-injuring when I was 13 years old. It wasn’t just a little; I created hundreds of deep cuts that left very prominent scars from shoulder to wrist on both arms. I also wrote hurtful things like “hate me”. It took me a long time to heal and learn to love myself, but when I did, I got tattoos that say “love yourself” and “stay strong” on my lower arms.
I thought I wanted to cover up all of my scars (so I used to only wear long sleeves) before I realized how powerful it was to show people that my scars make me who I am, and I can love myself through them… and so can you!”
Questions For Angie
- Why do you want to be featured in a Scarlight?
“I would love to share more about my story and the power of baring your scars.”
- How has your story/experience shaped your life’s perspective?
“It’s taught me to always be authentic and that there is such power in self-love, even if my skin isn’t flawless.”
- What steps did you take and/or tools you used to overcome how you felt about your scars? If you have not yet, why?
“I got tattoos to add beauty to the hurt that I caused, and allowed myself to embrace the fact that showing them actually helps people. I did a lot of inner healing, both with a therapist and with energy work, that helped me realize how powerful they, and my story actually are.”
- What is the most important thing that you have learned about yourself through your journey?
“That I am resilient. I am beautiful no matter what. That I shouldn’t hide any of who I am and that “flawless” isn’t better by any means.”
- What is one lesson that you can share with others that will inspire them?
“That no matter what scars you have, inner or outer, you are absolutely beautiful and deserved to be loved wholly – both by yourself and by others.”
Thank you again, Angie for being a part of Scar Power as our July 2023 Scarlight! I commend you for the work you do as an Intuitive Embodiment Coach to help others. Sending love, light, and continued blessings your way!
If you would like to be featured in a Scarlight article, create your submission here!
To learn more about self-harm scars, read here.