Originally posted on April 11, 2018
Tell us a little about your passion. What is it about?
I am passionate about being making a difference in people's lives each chance I get. Growing up with a rare syndrome, Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS), I had no one to look up to. No one who could ever understand my pain in depth. Now that I am older and at peace with who I am, I am being that exact person I wished for growing up. I created the B-Revealed movement. B-Revealed, now a brand was created as a self-empowerment statement to boldly own one's truths. It is a brand that encourages and promotes self-awareness in people from all walks of life to be who they are, while making a conscious decision to live out loud and owning their reality daily regardless of others' judgment.
What is the change that you would like to bring to the world?
There are a few changes I would like to see. However, I'll start with more love, acceptance, awareness, inclusion and diversity.
What happened to make you want to do this? Tell us the origin story?
Hopelessness, depression and the lack of help available. I became my own help.
Has anything changed since you started?
So many beautiful things have happened since I started my movement. Goals are being reached, healing continued to take place. Most importantly, people's live are being changed.
How do you think being a woman of colour has impacted your journey?
Being a woman of color makes everything the most difficult. Although I work hard, there are still stigmas around us.
Have you had a remarkable breakthrough or a win that you would like to share with our readers? We all love hearing success stories! Tell us yours!
One day I was brave enough to write my wishes/vision on paper. They didn’t make much sense but I wrote them anyway. A year later, everything I wrote on the paper, I received in the exact order in which I wrote them.
KTS is a rare congenital vascular disorder in which a limb may be affected by dark stains (brown-black birthmarks involving blood vessels), varicose veins, and/or too much bone and soft tissue growth. The limb may be abnormally larger, longer, and/or warmer than normal. The cause is unknown and there is no cure.
Follow Berlange at @bellenge on Instagram or at www.bellenge.com and learn more about her journey with and advocacy for KTS.
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