It's not uncommon for people born with diverse features to feel like they don't meet society's expectations of beauty. But now more than ever, men and women are redefining the meaning of beauty by embracing their uniqueness, and 23-year-old Paige Billiot is one of those individuals.
Paige was born with a large port wine stain birthmark over one side of her face. She told The Huffington Post that she experienced bullying as a child, but despite this, she learned the importance of self-love early on. So instead of concealing her beauty mark with mounds of color-correcting cosmetics, Paige started a project called Flawless Affect to showcase her skin in a series of artistic portraits.
In the photos, Paige dresses her birthmark in purple paint, intergalactic stars, and even edgy grunge makeup, proving that your "flaw" can easily be your most gorgeous feature. Hopefully, her empowering movement, along with stories of other women embracing their uniqueness, will inspire people to do the same. Read on to see the stunning shots from her project.