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Love Is…Flaunting My Scars Like Lovely Accessories

A spinal surgery led me to love myself even more.

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A few months ago I suffered a cervical spine injury and had to undergo surgery to correct it. Scared out of my mind and absolutely terrified of being put to sleep and under a knife for the first time, I prepared my nerves to accept the fact that I…




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Kiana Keys

Kiana Keys

I am an introverted social butterfly that loves to read, write, and express my creativity through words.

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