"Since I was 11 years old, I have lived with an inflammatory intestinal disease, and I want to embrace it. It challenges my everyday life, but instead of confining me, I have chosen to EMBRACE my disease and the scars it has left in my body."
Follow Signe on Instagram @signekragh or Youtube – She has an inspiring profile, where she shares her everyday life as an influencer and shares life with an invisible disease.
I live with an intestinal disease
My jewelry should be a reminder of that - that we need to let yourself rest and all the differences that make us exactly who we are. The jewelry I have made with Sistie is a bit "crooked" and unpolished, to symbolize that we all have some imperfections that we should be proud.
If you like me, have a hidden disease or if you are struggling with physical problems or low self-esteem. Tell your story and show the world with my jewelry.
Show me your imperfections
Signe invited 5 amazing followers on the photoshoot! As well as Signe, the girls have a disease or something else they’re hiding. Visible or not. At the shoot the girls got the possibility to be involved and embrace their “imperfections”. Meet Katrine, Signe, Pernille, Carolina and Amalie.
Signe is visually impaired and loving life.
Signe is 20 years old and suffers from a rare eye disease. “My eye disease results in that I can only see about 9-18% in daylight and have problems seeing in colors and contrast.” I can see a lot better in deemed light, therefore I enjoy rainy days and candle coziness”
In many ways my disease is giving me a different every day, but I have chosen to see the possibilities instead of the limits it´s giving me. I often walk into things or say “Hello” to people, I don’t really know, but that´s just me and gives people around me a good laugh on the way.
I trough myself into crazy and cool things
Signe: When I was younger, I thought it was difficult to stand out, but I have reached a point in my life, where I love telling others why I am like that and show that you can be happy, positive, and amazing even though you have defects.
Often my biggest problem is convincing others that I´m seeing poorly. Maybe that sound crazy, but you can’t see it in my eyes, which is also why I throw myself into crazy and cool things like everyone else.
I really hope that one day, there will be an operation that fits me, but I love my life as it is at the moment, which I’m just so proud of.
Meet Pernille and Amalie
Pernille: I have pigments spots on my body. I have always felt different and been insecure about myself, especially when I was a teenager because I didn’t look like the other girls. It´s always been hard when people asked about it and I have always thought people thought I looked different and been afraid what they thought about me.
Amalie: I´m a completely “normal” girl at 20 years old. I´m also a young mom and that has made its marks on my body, which I needed to accept. I've had to rediscover myself, which I'm still doing.
Before the baby, I always went out in a low-cut blouse, short dress or tight jeans and showed off my beautiful body. It´s not like that anymore, because now I have a “mom body”. A lovely body with stretch marks on the thighs, stomach, and hips. I think it´s okay to be young and have a lovely loose “mom body”. I´m not sorry about the stretchmarks, because they have giving me the very greatest: My son and a family.
I want to learn how to love myself
Carolina: I don’t have a physical disease, but I have social anxiety. For as long as I can remember I have had anxiety, which have affected me socially, professionally, and how I see myself.
I was bullied in elementary school, which is also when my anxiety started.
I would like to challenge myself and learn to love my body, mind, and that image of me that is way too unperfect in my eyes. Coming to this photoshoot, I would finally be able to show who I am and exceed a huge limit.
“I can´t hear anything”
Katrine: Since I was 7 years old, I have been living as half deaf. Anyone can argue that it´s not very bad – especially not to those who are completely deaf. But it´s an invisible handicap and therefore not something people notice or know much about. I would like to draw attention to how difficult it can be and how many bumps there may be on the way.
Even though I sometimes can´t hear anything I want to show other that I’m just as good as everyone else.
Behind the Scene
Take a sneek peak behind the scenes from the photoshoot. Video taken by Signe Kragh