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#IAmMoreThan My Scars

Shantonia Wayne | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Shantonia Wayne

I have always risen above my circumstances and my leg has never stopped me from pursuing my dreams, it may have slowed me down but never took my hope away.

Viral C-Section Photo Shows The Beauty Of New Moms' Scars

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents

Photographer Helen Aller's striking image of a newborn baby resting by his mother's C-section scar has prompted more conversation than she ever imagin...

5 Things Not to Do to a Person With Deformity

Joel Peterson | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Joel Peterson

I fell into a pot of boiling-hot water, immersed in it for nearly an hour -- alone and unsupervised. This traumatic event, literally scarred me for life. Physically for sure, but also emotionally and psychologically.

The Inspiring Way One Woman Learned To Embrace Her Scars

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women

In January, Michelle Elman made a promise to herself to wear a bikini despite the hurtful comments people made about her scars. Now, she’s ...

The Bookmarks to Our Life Stories

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

"Do you want to know the truth, or do you want to tell a story?" Choosing the latter, my son told others he got the scars from a sword fight with skeleton pirates while riding a long-neck dinosaur, or that it happened during an epic light saber battle with meddling Jedi.

John Lewis Says The Scars From Selma Are Still Visible

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) says he still bears the physical scars from his involvement in the civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, 50 ...

The Beauty Of Scars That Tell A Story

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts

This story originally appeared on Slate. By David Rosenberg Some images in this post depict serious bodily injuries. As a child growing ...

This Woman's Post-Cancer Transformation Was 33 Years In The Making

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Every breast cancer survivor's journey to accept his or her post-cancer body is different. For this survivor, it took 33 years to decide she was final...

6 Medical Tips On Choosing HPV Vaccination For Your Daughter Or Son (Or Not)

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

No one wants to talk about it, but HPV (human papilloma virus) is common, sexually-transmitted, and can cause suffering and reduced quality of life. This is serious stuff, and you should take a moment to think about it now.

What My Baby's Scars Have Taught Me

Dr. Karin Luise | Posted 10.28.2013 | Parents
Dr. Karin Luise

There was a host of natural light in the playroom, which brought the ripples of scar tissue into clearer view, making the white lines more prominent. Seeing how imperfectly straight they were, I could envision the surgeon's hand making meticulous cuts on his tiny, 4 lb. body,

Wounded Faith

Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion
Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D.

We all have secret pain. We all have brokenness. We all have wounds that do not fully heal despite all the salve we put on them. The truth is that no matter our circumstances in life, there is still heartache and pain.

Criminals With The Least Intimidating Scars Ever

Posted 05.07.2013 | Comedy

That giant scar on the face of your kidnapper could indicate that he's a real tough guy, or it could mean that he had a real whoopsie-daisy, slip-and-...

Earning Your Scars: 'God's Tattoos' -- Badges of Courage, Reminders of Survival

Chuck Gomez | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Chuck Gomez

At that moment, I felt like a freak. As I stared in the mirror, I felt my eyes begin to water. I felt disfigured and ashamed. But I cut the pity party short. I had survived a life-threatening experience, and these were the scars I had to show for it. I needed to move on.

There Are Always Eyebrow Tattoos

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I know that scar will remind me that as I get older, each bump, fall or accident makes me a little bit more cautious and afraid, and I have to fight against that.

Turn Your Wounds Into Wisdom

Ann Tran | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Ann Tran

We all have scars. Some are small and others more prominent. Some fade and are forgotten while others persist as vivid reminders of past trauma. Everyone makes a choice how to grow and move forward in the wake of their wounds.

PHOTOS: Beautiful Scars

Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living

We live in a society where looks are very important. No matter what we believe makes someone beautiful, first impressions are often made on our outwar...

Our Scars: Life's Badges Of Honor

Lea Lane | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Lea Lane

Like our age (and weight and income), we may try to hide our scars. But like badges of honor, they show that we have lived and that we have endured and survived pain and difficulty.

Why Do We Scar?

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

Scars represent the final phase of the body's healing or repair process after the skin is damaged. Scarring occurs as a direct result of accidents, burns, surgery, skin conditions (acne for example), or any significant trauma to the skin.

Scars of a Life

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

You see my smile on the left, and you read of the places I have visited. But there is more. Like all of us, scars on my body trace my life. They are a...

The Stories Behind 13 Chefs' Scars From The Kitchen

New York Times | Leanne Shapton, a Former Art Director for the Times Op | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Harold Dieterle: "In 1998, I was deboning a New York strip steak when a dishwasher bumped into me. The knife sliced through my thumb right down to the...

Scars Can Be Beautiful

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

I remember crying to me father one day, "No boy will ever want me. I'll never get married." He looked at me and said, "Why would you want to be with a man who cared how your scars look?"