Meet Sara Geurts, the 25-year-old woman with a rare skin…

Meet Sara Geurts, the 25-year-old woman with a rare skin condition who’s killing the modeling game

  • Around the age of 10, Sara Geurts started to notice how her stretchy skin didn’t look like anyone else’s. At first, she wasn’t insecure about it, because, as she told Mic in an interview, she considered it to be “so cool because no other kid could do the things that I could with my skin and joints.”
  • Soon, Guerts would be diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that can affect the way collagen is processed. Collagen helps maintain the structure of the human body, in the skin, joints and also in the tissues that support internal organs.

  • Now 25 years old, Geurts has decided that this disorder isn’t going to stop her from living her life to the fullest. She’s been modeling and photographing herself since she was 22 or 23 as a way to take a stand against the “perfection” the fashion industry tries to promote. Read more. (7/17/2017 10:20 AM)