Heterochromia from UK :)

She is a model I saw her picture on a magazine cover, I have found her name and immediately contacted her 🙂 Her name is Topaz, absolutely gorgeous girl that happen to come to Amsterdam for another photo shoot and joined Heterochromia project as well 🙂

Topaz did not take her lenses out until the very last moment before the shoot. She say she is very insecure about her eyes, but i am sure that one day this beautiful condition will bring her even more fame then she can imagine 🙂

Thank you, Topaz! I am hoping to see you again! 🙂

 

“Blessed are those who see beauty in imperfection, for you teach the world to see through different eyes”

heterochromia_project2Back when I was young people would ask me why my eyes were the way they are.
I just responded that I had two souls, or that I had eaten my twin when I was in the womb, or that on my planet this was very normal.

Blessed are those who see beauty in imperfection, for you teach the world to see through different eyes. -Jamiro Oort 2017

“she died in my arms and now she is on my shoulder for ever. Now I have 4 eyes with 2 colours: on the front and on my back.”

When I was 12 my parents wanted a new dog. I know they are watching some dogs and they told me they found a ‘bitch’.

A few weeks later I was at home waiting on my parents. The “bitch” was coming that day!

I was so excited.

The first time is saw her it was… well. I can say love at first sight. She had the same eyes as mine. Not only the exact same colours but also on the right sides ❤

The dog became more like a sister for me we did everything together so when I was 22 and I had a home for myself ofcourse she moved with me. She did not accept my new boyfriend. She was the one lying next to me in bed nobody came in-between.

After all she had a beautiful live, she died in my arms and now she is on my shoulder for ever. Now I have 4 eyes with 2 colours on the front an on my back.

Having heterochromia was never a problem for me. Everybody loves my eyes! Well I can say I have a beautiful mistake by nature i’ m unique and I love it.

I was born with many talents and developed a sixth sense, just to help people around me, but I never had the feeling of “being special”.

 

I had an en-caul birth, born inside the entire amniotic sac. The nuns in the hospital called me ‘the gifted child of God “.I was born with many talents and developed a sixth sense, just to help people around me. but I never had the feeling “being special”.

“Everything what is different, is an occasion for bullying on this age. This brought me a lot of insecurities.”

As a newborn baby it quickly became clear that something was off with my eyes. Congenital cataract. After a few months the lens was removed from my left eye. Because of this condition, my eye didn’t grow any further and it turned from blue to green. As a teenager I struggled a lot with the difference in my eyes. Everything what is different, is an occasion for bullying on this age. This brought me a lot of insecurities. Now, after almost 10 years, I got the chance for this project. For people with different eye colors, my bullies didn’t get this opportunity. I am happy to grab this chance to make something beautiful out of my specialness. Nowadays I work as a teacher on an elementary school. Occasionally, the children notice my eyes and comment on that. Not always tactical, but very funny. One time, an 8 year old boy was very angry. I tried to calm him down by talking to him. He looked at me with his angry eyes and and suddenly his looked changed and he said: WOW TEACHER, your eyes are really cool. His anger disappeared. That was convenient! Piece by piece I accept my special eyes and I see it as something unique. This experience helps with this and I am grateful for that.

“My childhood was hard. And lonely. So I created my own world with heroes, dragons etc and I find my passion for theater. Thanks to that, I learnt to accept myself and to see an advantage to have a difference.”

 

One day, i open my eyes. One week after, one of the blue eyes i had turned to a dark brown. It surprised my family which love them immediately. It wasn’t a surprise for me. Everyday in the mirror, i saw a girl with different eyes. It were normal for me. But when i started school… I saw that no one have the same eyes like mine. Children didn’t understand and taught that i was a monster or an alien. A lot of children of my age didn’t want to play with me. But others give me a chance. Years after years, I’m feeling alone even if i had few friends. I was convinced that i was adopt, or an alien, or a Nature’s mistake. My childhood was hard. And lonely. So I created my own world with heroes, dragons etc and i find my passion for theater. I follow my passion in a theater school now to become actress. Thanks to that, i learnt to accept myself and to see an advantage to have a difference. I was not afraid of others and assume my difference. Since that point, people comes to me, around my 18 years. And opinions have change. People start to tell me that it is wonderful and beautiful. But i’m feeling alone because in my little town in the north of France, I was the only one with hĂ©tĂ©rochromia. I thought that I was like Clark Kent, arrived in a meteorite rain, on a ship ! And facebook gives me breath. I found a lot of groups with a LOOOOT of people around the world like me ! I was not alone any more. I was so happy… That day and today that you read my article.

My history isn’t spectacular or uncommon. I know that everywhere on earth, there are a lot of heterochromians or people with differences who are afraid and convinced like i was that they are monsters or mistakes.

No ! You aren’t ! It is a Nature’s gifs to you. You are beautiful and you are not like all the others. you are you. be proud of it.

And more important : You are not alone.

We are all here, like you : different and proud.

“he is eleven and very down on himself for his “condition” … instead of feeling unique as he is, he feels different and gets picked on for that !”

 

My son – Trey posted the picture above can submit other photos just chose one of him closest up – filter doesn’t have an effect on his eye color -that’s his eyes … he is eleven and very down on himself for his “condition” … instead of feeling unique as he is, he feels different and gets picked on for that !

“I want her to be proud that she is different and unique as she grows”

This is for my daughter. She was born with complete heterochromia. When I first found out she had different coloured eyes I worried about what color eye shadows she could wear. Now that she’s 3, there are no fears. I encourage her to embrace it and love it. She knows they’re different and tells people. I want her to be proud that she is different and unique as she grows. Her older sister is proud to show off her baby sister, saying she is a gift.

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“The tattoo artist gave me a huge discount because of my unique eyes”

“You live in a world where you have an eye color of your own and one from the color of your soulmates.” Philippines

 

 

Okay, Heterochromia Iridum. No one really cared what you looked like. Your skin color, your hair type, your eye color. It was all thrown in the bin of “Who cares?”. Imagine this. You live in a world where you have an eye color of your own and one from the color of your soulmates. Sounds simple, right? Not when everything gets complicated. Then you’re completely wrong.