When you're born different, there's an obvious and understandable desire to want to blend in.
One of the most basic reasons for this is that those who blend in don't tend to get singled out by bullies.
That's especially true if you're different in a way that would likely draw criticism or mockery.
It's the people who take their differences and celebrate them, rather than hide them, that make a big difference.
Alma Torres is a twenty-four-year-old photographer from the Bronx, New York, who is using what could be a very negative situation to empower women who are going through the same thing.
PCOS is a common disorder, affecting up to 10% of the female population.
But it manifests itself in different ways from person to person. Underlying the symptoms is a hormonal imbalance, which is what gives Alma her facial hair.
#PCOS is a hormone imbalance that can cause irregular periods, infertility, obesity, and hirsutisum in up to 17 mil… https://t.co/8SwXowAaxh— PCOSGurl (Ashley) (@PCOSGurl (Ashley))1506771007.0