I have had so many thoughts during my life while growing up with this beautiful birth defect known as Spina Bifida and wanted to have a space to write them all down. Not only to help raise awareness but, mostly because I can finally say I feel empowered to tell my story!  I say finally because it hasn’t always been easy for me to talk about.

Well, screw that!  If you continue to read on you’ll find a woman in her mid 30’s, finally (there’s that word again) comfortable with who she is, spilling the beans about growing up with Spina Bifida. I hope this inspires others to finally embrace their uniqueness and share their story too.  Everyone deserves to live life speaking their truth!


As Audrey Hepburn once said “Beauty is being the best possible person you can be.”

And this is me, Kristin Lovering Marquis, doing just that!  So, here goes nothin’!