Nollywood actress and television host, Linda Osifo, on Thursday said she was abused as a child due to her tribal marks.
Osifo wrote via her Instagram handle @lindaosifo that the stigmatization she suffered almost made her to contemplate surgery, to erase the tribal marks.
“Back in elementary school in Canada, I remember being made fun of about my tribal marks and being asked if I got scratched by lions in Africa. The teasing got so bad that I tried to surgically remove my tribal marks, ouch!
“I felt it made me ugly and weird from everyone else around me, because I didn’t understand why I had it in the first place’’, she said.
According to Osifo, now that she is all grown and wise, she has come to realize how beautiful and unique it made her look.
“True beauty does not come from physical attributes, true beauty comes from what is within .
“It is the tribal marks for me. Here’s to the tribal mark gang ‘’she said
Edited By: Mouktar Adamu
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