Porsha peered into the mirror once more. An attractive woman of 20, the reflection might have filled her with confidence. Instead, shame surged through her being. A goiter marred her neck, and a tumor marred her right hand.
Perhaps Porsha fingered the lumps, tracing their ugly outlines. Perhaps she fought tears as she considered the prospect of venturing into public where others could see her hideous blemishes. But go out she must, so she carefully hid her neck and hand. Maybe no one would notice. Porsha could only hope.
Shame Clouds Girl’s Future
Porsha had done everything right, it seemed. She had been a good child. She obeyed her parents. She worked hard, both in school and in her household chores. She didn’t do anything to cause shame, for herself or her family. Yet shame, caused by these physical marks, consumed her psyche, and it seemed there was nothing she could do about it.
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