Blogger who was told she was 'too ugly for selfies' by trolls posts defiant photos on Twitter
A woman born with Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome has responded to cruel comments from bullying trolls by uploading selfies to her Twitter page.
Melissa Blake, a 38-year-old blogger who hails from Illinois, runs a blog called: So About What I Said, in which she often discusses her disability.
Blake was forced to contend with cruel comments from trolls on social media. But rather than cave in to their comments, she decided to strike back by displaying her confidence instead.
Taking to Twitter to post several images, Melissa wrote: "During the last round of trollgate, people said that I should be banned from posting photos of myself because I’m too ugly. So I’d just like to commemorate the occasion with these 3 selfies... [sic]"
A number of other Twitter-users were inspired by her bravery and took to the comments of the thread to express their appreciation for her courage and self-love. When they did so, Melissa later wrote: "Thank you!!! The selfie fun shall continue!! [sic]"
There is no cure for Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome, yet people like Melissa prove that a disability doesn't have to define you, and neither do your bullies.