We're taught to hide our scars—both the physical and emotional kind—because they make others uncomfortable. Michelle Elman, a body confidence coach, knows this all too well. She felt ashamed of her body, especially her scars from 15 surgeries. Then one day last year, she got fed up and posted a photo of herself in a bikini on Instagram. Her post quickly went viral, and now she's back with a video in which she talks to others who have joined the #ScarredNotScared movement. Their struggles with scars and hopeful thoughts for the future give us all the feels.
See How One Woman Is Removing the Stigma Around Scars