It was quite difficult for her to walk after being diagnosed with the disease. “It drains my energy, of course, because it’s an extra 100 pounds,” Mahogany explained. To control the fibrosis in her leg, she undergoes a lot of physiotherapy and massages.
“I’ve been through a very depressed state because you’re a little kid, and you have a bunch of grown adults staring at you,” she said of her childhood troubles. “I believe it will have a greater psychological and emotional impact on you,” Mahogany stated.
“As a child, I never felt pretty,” Mahogany explained. “I felt hideous, like a freak of nature, and sobbed a lot in secret.” She refused every operation that physicians recommended for her and embraced herself as she was.
Mahogany was employed at Walmart. When she was offered a modeling job in 2017, her life turned for the better. When a photographer noticed her, she agreed to be photographed. “I was like, ‘I’m getting older now, maybe it’s time I start putting my whole body out there,’ and hopefully by doing that, I can help somebody else,” Mahogany explained.
Mahogany was featured in a viral YouTube video. That was the beginning of her blossoming career. Her social media presence quickly garnered a large number of fans. “Mainly, I’ve gotten a lot of positive responses, and the ones I like the most are that it helps people who also feel low about themselves,” Mahogany explained.
Mahogany maintains her optimistic attitude and encourages everyone to do the same. She wants people to be proud of their individuality. Mahogany inspires individuals to accept themselves and spreads body positivity. “On the internet, people have been extremely kind and supportive of me. “It’s not all trolling and negativity,” she explained.
“If I ever make it big, I want to buy my mother a house and take care of my family, and then I’ll do everything I can to raise lymphedema awareness to repay everyone who has ever shown me kindness,” Mahogany explained.
Mahogany has grown stronger as a result of her struggles. She utilizes her illness to motivate others. “I used to feel really bad about myself, but as I got older and received a lot of support from the online lymphedema community and my mom, who is my inspiration, I realized how beautiful I am.” “Not only in appearance but also as a person,” she explained.
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