"Life isn't all rainbows."
Not something you expect to hear from a Sports Illustrated model, is it?
We think their lives are, well, just like the photos in a magazine. Glamorous. Perfect.
Not for Robyn Lawley.
She went public when she was diagnosed with Lupus and APS, because she didn't know what affect it would have on her, and she's very much in the public eye.
Now she's revealed on Instagram what happened when she had a seizure on a stairwell and fell 7 feet.
Her face was badly injured.
Robyn posted side by side photos of then and now, and a pic from a photo shoot that show her scars... a big one, like a lightning bolt (her words) on her forehead and smaller ones on her lip and chin.
Again, she's being proactive. Fashion Week is coming up and it was going to be noticeable.
In fact, she says some magazines are already calling her scars "horrific" but she has another term (see below... love her spirit!)
Speaking of her spirit... she's grateful. Grateful she didn't break her neck or end up in a wheelchair. Grateful she wasn't holding her 3 year old daughter when she fell.
Me? I'm thankful for people like Robyn who share their stories... stories of how THEY found strength when life isn't all rainbows. She leaned on others, like Selena Gomez, who also battles Lupus.
This is one tough lady. And she's not afraid to show it. That's the essence of beauty, as far as I'm concerned.