Scar Power is a company whose mission is to educate and empower women with scars to overcome their insecurities, build confidence, and step into their power. Its purpose is to create a safe community that encourages women to be themselves, love themselves, and celebrate themselves despite any limitations they feel they may have.

The Name Explained

Scar Power is a play on the phrase “Star Power.” When we think of the expression “Star Power,” we usually think of celebrities with the authority to influence and affect people, those who have the power to use their name to obtain whatever they want. Scar Power is the idea that your scar also brings influence and authority, but only if it’s viewed and used in the right way. The majority of people view their scars as imperfections; something that takes away from them and/or restricts them, which keeps them in a victim mentality. I certainly did. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Your scars don’t define you. YOU DEFINE YOU. You are a whole person separate from your scars, one who has the ability to love, to give, to impact people’s lives in a way that only you can. You just have to realize it.

The Tagline Explained

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”

A Wrinkle in Time, Movie

I thought for a long time that my scar was holding me back, that I couldn’t express myself the way I wanted or wear the kind of clothes I wanted. However, I realize now that my scar is a gift. My scar is the place where the light entered me, and I am now able to reflect that light back out to the world; most importantly, to share my story and be an inspiration to others. Likewise, it can be that for you too.

The tagline, Presence, Freedom, Authenticity is explained in terms of the light.

Presence

Stepping into the light. Knowing who you are and whose you are. Being consciously present and aware of the power you possess.

Freedom

Becoming the light.  Breaking from your old story and creating a new identity. Letting go of your past to become free.

Authenticity

Shining your light. Being your true self and full spirit; uninhibited by fear, other people’s opinions, and your own limitations. Free to be who you truly are.

To sum it up, we only have one life, one chance to do it right. To live it worrying, hiding, stressing, and playing small, like I did, will only diminish your life, diminish your gifts, and diminish your power.  Your scars can be the way to your true source of power.

Use them.