At age 3, Syliva suffered major burns to her body and almost lost her life. The resulting scars plagued her life and resulted in bullying, low self esteem and no confidence during her childhood and teens, and alcoholism, depression and suicidal thoughts as an adulthood.
The same scars have also been the fire which has forged the warrior she is today. Changing her mindset her perspective, Sylvia now uses her experiences, from childhood bullying to being scouted my a model agency and then cast aside when they found out she had scars - she decided to change the way people view scars and offer support to those experiencing similar stories.
Founding LoveDisfigure this year to share her story, inspire others and celebrate everyone, we are so happy to have her on board as a Tribe Elder and Ambassador and are looking forward to working closely together to raise self esteem and stop anyone having to go through what she had to endure.
Sylvia: "I am really excited to become an ambassador for Art & Soul Tribeas many of the people I support have very little self-esteem and lack confidence. This is a wonderful group of people that come together and celebrate their bodies and this is exactly what I encourage in my group. I am very happy to be a part of the Art & Soul Tribe thanks to the lovely Jane Bellis"