10 Inspiring Bloggers Who Redefine Society's Beauty Standards

This year, we've been inspired by some incredible beauty influencers who've documented their journeys to self-love on Instagram and YouTube. Whether they've faced a rare disease or celebrated their body hair (or lack of hair!), these 10 bloggers don't let their unique looks let them feel any less beautiful and encourage us to be confident in our own skin, too.

Get to know the new faces defying conventional beauty standards, ahead.

Evita Patcey Delmundo

Evita Patcey Delmundo is a 20-year-old who found her inner confidence after attending church camp at 16 and eventually went on to participate in Miss Universe Malaysia. Although she has considered removing her moles in the past, she told Elle Malaysia, "Beauty is who you are as a person and how you love yourself. It's never about perfection." After finding out the risks involved with removing the marks, she decided to accept and love the skin she was given.

Khoudia Diop

Khoudia Diop was bullied for years for her dark skin tone, but the 19-year-old learned to embrace her gorgeous complexion and even launched a modeling career. Although she's only been modeling for a short time, she grew an enormous Instagram following of 517,000+ and doesn't let people's cruel words rattle her.

She told the Daily Mail that she strives to "inspire other young women of color and empower them. I want them to know that they can do and be anything they dream of."

Michaela Davert

Born with a rare condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Michaela has extremely brittle bones that give her a 2'6" frame and require many surgeries. Growing up, other kids didn't understand her condition, which made it difficult to make friends. She told Barcroft TV that "people were afraid to even go near me."

Despite her health condition, Michaela has a successful YouTube channel called FunSizedStyle where she discusses makeup and fashion. With 34,560+ subscribers, she's been able to share her fun personality while raising awareness about Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

Cacsmy Brutus

At 14 years old, born Cacsmy Brutus, who goes by Mama Cax, was diagnosed with bone and lung cancer and given three weeks to live. She had to have her right leg amputaed, but miraculously survived. Today she walks with a prosthetic leg and forearm crutches, but doesn't let anything cramp her style.

The stylish blogger has traveled all over the world and had the opportunity to model. Although it hasn't been easy, Cax has learned to love herself. "The truth is, like many people, I'm on the long road to self-love," she wrote on her blog, "And there are many obstacles ahead." Her confidence is infectious and inspires her 120,000+ Instagram followers.

Emily Jones

Emily Jones suffers from a disease called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (type 3) which requires her to use a feeding tube. Although she has said it made her feel self-conscious in the past, makeup has helped her find her confidence.

As an aspiring makeup artist, Emily has some serious skills. She told Allure that she works around her feeding tube: "I create looks around my tube by leaving a little bit of a gap around the edges so the tape doesn't come off or come loose," she said. "I try to put lots of drama on my eyes, the other side of my face, or on my lips to detract from the tube." Emily's passion for makeup is inspiring her nearly 39,000 Instagram followers to embrace what makes them different and not let it stop them from pursuing their dreams.

Morgan Mikenas

Fitness blogger Morgan Mikenas gave up shaving because it made her feel better.

After being teased in middle school for having body hair, Morgan went home and cried to her mom, begging her to teach her to shave. Years later, she decided to give it up completely. "Honestly, I frickin' love my hair, I love my body hair, I love the hair that grows on my body. I just like being my most natural and human self" Morgan explained in a YouTube video.

Morgan wanted to look the way that made her feel the most comfortable, instead of how society told her she should look because of her gender. That being said, she's all about embracing your own preferences, "I'm not trying to make all of humanity just stop shaving their armpits and leg hair anymore; I just want to inspire others in what works for you, what makes you feel the most comfortable."

Yasmin Taylor

Yasmin Taylor started to experience hair loss when she was 15 due to alopecia, an incurable condition where an individual's immune system attacks hair follicles and prevents hair growth. After struggling to accept herself for eight years, Yasmin finally decided to go wig-free, "I realized that while I was wearing a wig, I was pretending to be someone I'm not, so I thought I'm going to have to be brave and just take it off" Yasmin explained to the Daily Mail.

Today, Yasmin documents her journey on Instagram and embraces her natural beauty. She connects with other women suffering from alopecia and encourages them not be unashamed of their condition.

Jauan Durbin

As a freshman in college, Jauan Durbin received a text from his mom berating him for wearing makeup. In response, the brave teen posted a screenshot of the exchange on Twitter, with the caption "Lol, this hurts. It really does. But I'm going to live in my truth until the day that I die."

Soon his Twitter inbox was flooded with private messages from people who felt inspired by him for refusing to be anything but his true self. Jauan explained that when he posted the conversation with his mom, he did so knowing that "It wasn't about me. It was BIGGER than me."

Beck Jackson

Fitness blogger Beck Jackson wants her followers to know that even though her feed might be perfect, that doesn't mean she is. Like most people, she struggles with insecurities.

On Instagram, Beck shared a photo of herself sans-makeup while suffering from a breakout. "THIS is my current situation. A pimply, bleeding, sore face . . . I don't think I will ever be one of those girls who feels completely okay without makeup," Beck wrote.

The blogger posted the image to reassure her fans that it's OK to be imperfect. "Happy people are the most beautiful people, and I know it's hard to feel happy when you're focusing on your imperfections — but I just want to let you all know that you are beautiful EVEN if you have acne, or bacne, or cellulite, or your thighs touch or you've got stretch marks."

Marimar Quiroa

Beauty vlogger Marimar Quiroa spreads encouraging words of confidence and self-acceptance on her YouTube channel through her makeup tutorials.

The 22-year-old makeup maven was born with a cystic hygroma tumor in her neck and mouth, which requires her to use sign language to communicate, feeding tubes to eat, and a hole in her throat to breathe properly. However, this hasn't stopped her from creating a popular YouTube channel with 200,000+ subscribers.

In an interview with Barcroft TV Marimar explained that her tumors have never stopped her from loving herself or feeling beautiful. She used methods such as telling herself she was beautiful in the mirror everyday and listing her qualities to build her confidence growing up.

"To me, beauty means to accept yourself for who you are and to ignore what other people tell you," she explained. "It doesn't matter if you have a different-looking face . . . accept yourself for who you are."