Meet Tribe Member Lydia

Meet Tribe Member Lydia

 

To me, a Beautiful Disaster is a girl who knows she has flaws and realizes that’s what makes her into the unique person she is. I’m complicated - - I’m sassy, strong-willed, funny, daring, and determined, but I’m also disheveled, disorganized, nervous, shy, unsure, and overwhelmed. I think anyone can be a Beautiful Disaster at any age. I’m only 10!

Why do I identify with the Beautiful Disaster Brand? Girl power! I like Beautiful Disaster’s positive messages and edgy designs. My mom says that some of the sayings are too adult for me (like the ones with the curses), but I like them all anyway.  I also like that there is a tribe of imperfect ladies who are supportive of each other’s imperfections.                  

My family is great, but I do have problems that make life hard. That’s because I’m a bi-racial adopted child who has ADHD. When I am honest with kids about me, sometimes they bully me.  Also, my ADHD makes it hard for me to focus, which makes school hard, which makes me uncertain of myself, and sometimes that affects how I behave around people. My parents and other adults also have certain expectations of me and it’s hard to live up to them.  

I figured out that I have to learn to accept and love myself for who I am. I try to act confident even if it I don’t feel that way. I try to ignore the bullies. I try to focus on the good stuff about me - my creativity, the way I can do sports and swim well, and how I can make people laugh.

My life is still hard, but getting better. Every day, I get closer to appreciating what makes me special. I take it one day at a time.  

 I love the water bottle because it has all of the different Beautiful Disaster designs on it and I can take it to school every day.  In clothing, I like the Phoenix because in Mythology, a Phoenix is an immortal bird that keeps being reborn.  That’s like me because as I get older, I keep changing a little. I also love the fire colors of the bird and the message because I feel like I have a fire in me that keeps me going. 

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Comments

Kellie Legere September 19 2022

Lydia you are amazing and way ahead of others your age!! I love how you think already and baby girl you are so beautiful do not let others harsh words affect the way you feel and look at yourself!! I know grown adults that are not even close to your maturity and I hope you workhard to keep this great outlook. I believe it will serve you well in your teenage and adult years!! I am so very proud of you young lady, keep being you no matter what because you are very smart, mature, and beautiful!!! All the best feels and all the luck and ability I wish for you always!!! From one fighter to another your loved!! xoxoxoxo…

Kellie Legere September 19 2022

Lydia you are amazing and way ahead of others your age!! I love how you think already and baby girl you are so beautiful do not let others harsh words affect the way you feel and look at yourself!! I know grown adults that are not even close to your maturity and I hope you workhard to keep this great outlook. I believe it will serve you well in your teenage and adult years!! I am so very proud of you young lady, keep being you no matter what because you are very smart, mature, and beautiful!!! All the best feels and all the luck and ability I wishfor you always!!! From one fighter to another your loved!! xoxoxoxo…

VikkiP September 19 2022

You are SO far ahead in this game of life!! To be able to see your imperfections and love them is something that most women struggle to do all their life! Just know that we are ALL broken – that’s how the light shines through! Shine on Sweet Girl!! Welcome to the Tribe!! You may Very well be our leader one day!!

Patricia A Wojciak September 19 2022

Welcome to the tribe beautiful girl! I wish I had found the confidence I have gotten from Beautiful Disaster years ago. But I have it now. There’s nothing stopping us from being our true selves.
What other people think about us is none of our business. Let the haters hate. It’s not about us.

Joyce Descartes September 18 2022

Girl, you are incredible! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Think about ADHD this way, it means that you think faster and on a higher level than your average person. Embrace the intelligence, creativity and empathy that you have and it will help you Blossom into more than you ever imagined! Your flaws are a strength not many can understand. And being biracial gives you the strength, intelligence and all the Best attributes of both nationalities. It makes you stronger and wiser, and the ADHD makes you quick thinking and quick learning. School can be difficult for a person with ADHD, but I have spoken to MANY people who like myself have ADHD, and they agreed with me that, although it made grace school hard, it made college easier. The strength you already have is immeasurable! I think You will do great things in life, so keep being Beautiful because the disaster in us is what enables us to do things that are worth Showing To The World!!!!

Joyce Descartes September 18 2022

Girl, you are incredible! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Think about ADHD this way, it means that you think faster and on a higher level than your average person. Embrace the intelligence, creativity and empathy that you have and it will help you Blossom into more than you ever imagined! Your flaws are a strength not many can understand. And being biracial gives you the strength, intelligence and all the Best attributes of both nationalities. It makes you stronger and wiser, and the ADHD makes you quick thinking and quick learning. School can be difficult for a person with ADHD, but I have spoken to MANY people who like myself have ADHD, and they agreed with me that, although it made grace school hard, it made college easier. The strength you already have is immeasurable! I think You will do great things in life, so keep being Beautiful because the disaster in us is what enables us to do things that are worth Showing To The World!!!!

Donna September 18 2022

Beautiful Lydia, Telling your story at only the age of 10 proves that you are stronger,more focused and braver than you will ever know. Even with ADHD you have the initiative and drive to be successful at anything you set you heart and mind to. Not many grown ups realize what their flaws are and how to cope with them. You have a special gift and used correctly will make you an awesome adult. Keep your head high and don’t pay attention to those bullies, they are cowards hiding behind words and a fake attitude. You are so much better than them. But don’t forget to be a kid, don’t grow up to fast, life catches up to quickly so as it is. Keep Shining Girl never let someone dim your sunshine. Be happy, healthy and Strong. 💪🏻❤️

Matthew September 18 2022

You are awesome Lydia. Having ADHD just means others can’t keep up. I am called hyper by some it turns out I have a high metabolism. If people can’t keep up sometimes. you have to finish the race or even Win!

Amber Halford September 18 2022

Hi Lydia! One of the most important things to remember, is that you’re absolutely beautiful in every aspect. And you’re never alone! Please remember that, when things get hard! I am just like you, and my children are just like you. There’s a lot more of us out there than what any bully thinks.

Here’s something to think about when you feel like you’re alone and maybe even scared or angry. We have been identified as people that are extremely spirited, creative, passionate and empathic. Which means that you have a huge heart and you follow it in everything you do!

I’m a white mother with ADHD, of two biracial children, also with ADHD. And I have been both target and witness to the emotional torment that others are capable of inflicting. You may not realize this, but every time you experience something new, your parents are experiencing something new as well. And they feel hurt and angry right along with you. So it’s very important to talk to them when you’re struggling. They are there to help you through it and raise you up. And “we” are too!❤️

Stay strong and Beautiful!
Amber Halford

Jenn P. September 18 2022

Lydia, you are beautiful inside and out! I see a lot of my daughter’s spirit in you! Both her and I have had some hard times in our pasts, and we don’t quite have the courage yet to speak up about them. She goes to therapy for hers, I keep mine to myself. But reading your story, has made me rethink telling my story. And I love the water bottle too! I take it everywhere!!!❤️ Keep on being you, and don’t let them bullies win by seeing you cry!

Diane September 18 2022

Lydia you are an inspiration to every young person out in the world with your story. You are beautiful ignore the bullies. I live all the things that you recognize about yourself at 10. My granddaughter will be 12 in December you remind me of her. I too love the clothing line and I’m 62. My favorite is the key to happiness. Thanks for sharing your story.

Erin September 18 2022

You are absolutely beautiful! Inside and out you are an amazing example of a strong young woman. I have not had the courage to tell my story for the whole time that I have been a Tribe member because of you I just got a lot closer to doing so. Thank you so much for sharing with us! Keep being you and never let anyone make you feel less than a beautiful gift to your family and to our Tribe.

Christa S. September 18 2022

Lydia, you are so strong & I love how you embrace all aspects of yourself. Keep ignoring those haters. They got nothing on you! 💕