valerie

valerie

shot by @Dillion_ivory Valerie on Instagram @valeriedabomb

 

 I'm a 21 year old girl from Singapore, residing in Arizona, USA. I'm a Medicinal Chemistry major in Arizona State University and I currently do cancer research at ASU as well! I love to sing/dance/model .

I think most people wouldn't know that I actually have asthma/interstitial lung disease that I am unable to outgrow. I control it pretty well but I still suffer from breathlessness and other symptoms daily but I don't tell people I have it because I don't want people to prejudge me and stop me from doing certain activities like sports/dance. Although I will never be the best at physical activity due to this, I don't want it to prevent me from doing what I love.

I don't know if that's what you're looking for but it's something pretty personal.

The medication I have to take for it has stunted my growth in certain areas like my chest and it's hard not to feel insecure about it, but I try to not let things get to me.