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Hulisani Slams Critics Who Don’t Like Her Freckles

For Hulisani Ravele, the journey to self-acceptance actually started from a place of discomfort. But, over time, she’s learned to celebrate her skin. The 30-year-old has proven that freckles are not something to hide — they’re something to be celebrated.

Hulisani often embraces her freckles but she is tired of people who like to criticize her.

On her recent post on Instagram earlier in the morning,  the radio personality and former YoTV presenter addressed all the people who hate her freckles and those encouraging her to remove them.

She first started by pointing out the comments she usually receives saying,

“So, I’ve experienced two extremes in the past week or so. I posted a few pics with my freckles popping (you know, as they always are 😂). On the one hand I received a message that strengthened my belief that being happy and proud of my freckles truly is helping another individual accept that they are uniquely different and beautiful. On the other hand, I received a question asking me what was wrong with my face and another question asking me why I would be ok with keeping my freckles when I could opt for laser treatment to get them removed.”

“Now, I know, you’re ready to say “Huli, just ignore the negative people, focus on the positive, etc etc”, and I completely hear you and I’m on that boat. But, in the same breath, I also hear the negative person, the person who is still trying to accept looking different AND feeling beautiful. It’s not an easy feat. And to that person I say, I didn’t always feel this way about my freckles. I too wanted to get them removed. I felt that way until one big thing happened: I started believing people when they told me my freckles were a symbol of my uniqueness. I then looked into and embraced the meaning of ‘unique’:”

“.Distinct
.Individual
.Special
.Unrepeated
.One-of-a-kind

Those words describe me, they describe YOU. You just have to make a choice to 1. accept that and 2. believe it. And that work, that work is done on the inside. That is why #RealBeauty is really first and foremost about self-love. It is an inside job that simply manifests itself on the outside. It manifests itself as a smile, as confidence, as a light that cannot be dimmed.”

“So to my fellow freckled-faces, unique faces, distinct and different faces, you are BEAUTIFUL. ❤. Please join @dove and I in sharing your #RealBeauty story, so we can inspire a generation of women and men to love themselves and make them realise their #RealBeauty. Looking forward to reading your stories.”

So, I’ve experienced two extremes in the past week or so. I posted a few pics with my freckles popping (you know, as they always are 😂). On the one hand I received a message that strengthened my belief that being happy and proud of my freckles truly is helping another individual accept that they are uniquely different and beautiful. On the other hand, I received a question asking me what was wrong with my face and another question asking me why I would be ok with keeping my freckles when I could opt for laser treatment to get them removed. Now, I know, you’re ready to say “Huli, just ignore the negative people, focus on the positive, etc etc”, and I completely hear you and I’m on that boat. But, in the same breath, I also hear the negative person, the person who is still trying to accept looking different AND feeling beautiful. It’s not an easy feat. And to that person I say, I didn’t always feel this way about my freckles. I too wanted to get them removed. I felt that way until one big thing happened: I started believing people when they told me my freckles were a symbol of my uniqueness. I then looked into and embraced the meaning of ‘unique’: . .Distinct .Individual .Special .Unrepeated .One-of-a-kind Those words describe me, they describe YOU. You just have to make a choice to 1. accept that and 2. believe it. And that work, that work is done on the inside. That is why #RealBeauty is really first and foremost about self-love. It is an inside job that simply manifests itself on the outside. It manifests itself as a smile, as confidence, as a light that cannot be dimmed. So to my fellow freckled-faces, unique faces, distinct and different, one-of-a-kind faces, you are BEAUTIFUL. ❤ . Please join @dove and I in sharing your #RealBeauty story, so we can inspire a generation of women and men to love themselves and make them realise their #RealBeauty. Looking forward to reading your stories. 🙂

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We really love this girl and her freckles!

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