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These Pictures Of Desire Benjamin Through Mofe Bamuyiwa’s Lens Will Make You Appreciate The Beauty In Your Scar

   

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Benjamin Desire’s dream was to be a model; unfortunately, she had a gas explosion accident that nearly cost her life.

Although, she’s covered in scars, she’s not letting it stop her dreams as she’s working on overcoming her challenges.

Thankfully, a photographer, Mofe Bamuyiwa, who came across her story, contacted her and did some photo shoots of her and they are all shades of beauty.

She said,

I saw @stainlessdesire story on my friends phone while she was scrolling and reading blogs and gossips. I don’t like blogs and I don’t know how desire’s story caught my attention. While I was reading her story at the end of it, she said her dream was to be a top model.

I thought that was deep! She must have told God about her dreams to be a top model and this accident happened to her. How depressing and hopeless can this be …. but she stood strong and overcame the fears of tomorrow
How did I get through to her.

See also: “Kill Me Or Save Me” – Desire Benjamin On Surviving A Gas Explosion That Almost Took Her Life

I went through google and many blogs to get her contact for days and fortunately I got her sisters contact. I saw great potentials in @stainlessdesire while photographing her.

This is Desire’s story: Desire’ they say is the key to motivation. Before the whole fire, I used to have this big dreams I want to make real. I had plans and ways to accomplish them all laid out, but then the life changing experience happened.

It was so unexpected. I passed through every stage of trauma, fear, pain, depression, at some point it felt like it was the end of me, like my future was burned too, like my dreams were in ashes, life became sour.

But then, despite all the bitter taste of life, despite the challenges, the discouragement, and the fears, there was one person I ddnt want to dissapoint and that person is Me!. I love myself too much to dissapoint me, I promised myself to make real my big dreams and i sure wasn’t willing to let fire or scars break this promise cos in the end I am responsible for how i turn out no excuses!

Overcoming my challenge is one thing I started working on almost immediately because i know its a step to making my life meaningful. I get lots of critics when I try to be myself, forget my scars, and go out without scarfs, but with time i developed a tough skin and all i started seeing was my unique skin, my pretty face, and my wonderful body;

they say that ‘Positive anything is better than Negative nothing’ all i saw was the many plus in me, my scars became my best attire. Finally, If nothing else will; my determination will bring about my desired result.

*DESIRE BENJAMIN* There are moments in life that define us, moments that alters, disrupts, set our lives on a different course forever. That is the moment young Desire Benjamin faced after gas explosion that left her severally burnt after 3months in the hospital. She came off with these scars as life's souvenir. Desire's body is now adorned with scars that now teaches us the true meaning of beauty and life. She looks at her scars as they lay about in parchments all over her body and a new sense of love, appreciation and hope is kindled. She feels the undulating contours and pages of life's lessons jump off of them. She could have given up, stopped living and wallow in pity, and sympathy, but not Desire. While photographing this rare beauty, we felt the gush of life oozing out of her, enthralled by her enthusiasm, amazed by her narrative and absolutely blessed by her presence. Find the Beauty in your scar and let it be a blessing. Make up by @faaribysisiope Creative Art direction @mofebamuyiwa Model : @stainlessdesire

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My scars don't dictate who I am *DESIRE BENJAMIN* There are moments in life that define us, moments that alters, disrupts, set our lives on a different course forever. That is the moment young Desire Benjamin faced after gas explosion that left her severally burnt after 3months in the hospital. She came off with these scars as life's souvenir. Desire's body is now adorned with scars that now teaches us the true meaning of beauty and life. She looks at her scars as they lay about in parchments all over her body and a new sense of love, appreciation and hope is kindled. She feels the undulating contours and pages of life's lessons jump off of them. She could have given up, stopped living and wallow in pity, and sympathy, but not Desire. While photographing this rare beauty, we felt the gush of life oozing out of her, enthralled by her enthusiasm, amazed by her narrative and absolutely blessed by her presence. Find the Beauty in your scar and let it be a blessing Make up by @faaribysisiope Creative direction by @mofebamuyiwa #black #scar #bold #beautiful #fearless #survivor #bmbstudio #mofebamuyiwa #Art #Artphotograhy #model #happygirl #soulful #artist

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