She’s a burn victim from Nigeria who had an unfortunate accident when she was 9-years old back home in her parent’s shop.
Her name is Shalom Nchom or Shalom Blac like on her IG or YouTube account and she was accidentally burned by frying oil that left her permanently scared on her face, chest and hands.
She’s a wise young woman who had to learn from her trauma and Shalom said, “Life after the accident wasn’t what I thought it would be. I was stared at by kids and older people whenever I stepped out. I felt like a living statue that people came to see. It pushed me to be rude towards anyone who stared at me. I cursed people out and cried on many occasions.”
Being bullied as a kid sent her to a place in her life where suicide was an option for her, but it wasn’t something she knew her momma would want for her.
That’s when Shalom rose above those suicidal thoughts and turned herself around to become an amazing make-up artist.
Shalom went from being bullied to being asked to do her classmates make-up and that’s what she did too, she would charge them from $5-$25 per person.
Now, Shalom is at that point where she teaches her followers how to apply make up, how to cover-up acne and burns… scars in her videos.
Check her out, in one of her videos, she tells you, “You should love yourself either way – make-up or no make-up. Make-up is not the reason why I am happy. I’m happy because I love myself.”
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