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. 


Lynn said:

Girl, you are stronger than most ladies! Unfortunately you have had to grow up much sooner than you should have, but that will only make you stronger later on in life! Just remember, there are always people out there less happier then you and they will make it their life’s work to try and break you! Stay strong little miss!
Mama Lynn

Gail said:

Lydia , lovie you are such a a strong ,imperfect yes, positive role model. As I write you I am sharing your words your life’s discoveries your pain your beautiful you with my very impressionable granddaughter. Someone exclaimed alloud at our family picnic table , saying “Onyx is black”. Well that’s my youngest grandson and my granddaughters little brother she pipes up and says
" he is?" When did that happen.?
Out of the mouths of babes this child did not even see color . Wouldn’t love flow a little easier…….best of my good vibes to continue your exploration of Lydia. Nice meeting you tribal soul sisTa

Catherine said:

You are a strong girl that will grow into a stronger woman. You see so many good qualities in yourself and at your age that is amazing. ADHA can be difficult but it can be an amazing opportunity for you to be successful in life. I wish that I was as strong and confident at your age. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do or be something. Keep going strong girl! Love it all!

Nikki said:

Your such a strong and smart young lady very proud to have you in my tribe baby keep up sharing you feelings helps make the world a better place

Shannon said:

For being 10 years old you are very self aware and that is an amazing quality! You’ve already learned the biggest way to overcome many of life’s obstacles. Knowing that they are just another speed bump in the road of life will take you very far! Keep that positive attitude sister and many paths will open up for you🥰

Chelle said:

Your Rock Lydia!!! Your right to be so young and have the life challenges but remember Little Sister, you can and will make it through this time in your life coming out better, stronger, wiser….. Heavenly Father watch over your daughter protecting her for your divine purpose….Amen

Heather Paquet said:

Lydia, I am overjoyed that you found BD because I believe that if I had at your age, many terrible things that have happened may not have. Know your worth. It’s more than you know. Don’t let them bring you down. Just always do your best and that is all anyone can expect of you.

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September 15, 2022