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My birthmark was a patch of sweet brown skin in the shape of a heart, as if it longed to regain the hue that our ancestors were. The rest of me is white, which I am told helps me to absorb more vitamin D, it's the biological trade off that determines how brown or pale different peoples became - did they need sun protection or Vitamin D more? Well, I guess that little heart-shaped island is well protected in the summer time.

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Some people have interesting looking birthmarks, like a map of Russia or something. Or else they at least have them in some inconspicuous place they can cover with clothing. Mine looked like a soggy tea bag and it lurked half-way up my neck like an over eager hickey.

By cassie, October 29, 2013.
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His birthmark was like the map of some unknown country and it spread across one half of his face, disappearing from view at his hairline. It was pale though unlike some I've seen that are angry red monsters. He got double takes wherever he went and a few had enquired if it was a burn mark. Some went further and suggested he must have been scalded with a careless hot drink as an infant. He just smiled and nodded to the unsolicited comments, these people were ignorant and it was not his job to educate them. Burn marks are different, they're damaged skin, not just pink. Anyway, it distinguished him. There were over a thousand kids at school and they all knew him by name, not meanly either, he was a popular guy.

By neeta, October 21, 2014.