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‘Cosmopolitan’ Interview with Kristin Bartzokis

One thing we at KiCam cherish about our authors is their ability to be open and authentic in sharing their stories. No matter how painful their pasts, our authors tell the unvarnished truth, showing their strength, determination, and often a great sense of humor!

All of those characteristics are on display in Diary of a Beautiful Disaster author Kristin Bartzokis’s interview with Cosmopolitan

Kristin, who has Treacher Collins syndrome, has never looked like everyone else. She’s had numerous surgeries to reconstruct her face, and she wears a hearing aid.

In her interview, she addresses what it’s like to look and feel different and to deal with others’ reactions, which range from simple questions to gawking and pointing.

“I know everyone has those up and down moments,” Kristin says, “but there are times where I’m like, ‘I’m so over this. I just want to look like everybody else. I don’t want to stand out, I just want to be able to walk through the mall or do my grocery shopping and just kind of blend in.’ ”

Nevertheless, Kristin has embraced her role as an advocate for people with physical differences, and she’s embracing herself, as well, by celebrating the strength, courage, and drive that have made her a successful gymnast, marathon runner, and creative professional.

Read the full interview here.

KiCam Welcomes New Author: Kristin Bartzokis

Credit: elizabethbirdsongphotography.com

Credit: elizabethbirdsongphotography.com

KiCam Projects is delighted to introduce one of our new 2017 authors, Kristin Bartzokis.

Kristin is a phenomenal writer whose blog, “Diary of a Beautiful Disaster,” is candid, powerful and, indeed, beautifully conceived and executed.

Born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a craniofacial abnormality, Kristin has spent her life creating her own definition of who she is and who she is meant to be. She is a runner, an explorer, a gymnast and an artist, a strong woman determined not to be held back by any supposed limitations.

Kristin’s writing is something to which we all can relate: We all have vulnerabilities, self-doubt and challenges. We all wonder how, or if, we fit in, and we sometimes feel alone in our struggles, as if no one else can understand.

Kristin’s book, coming in March 2017, will help each of us embrace our uniqueness and find the confidence to accept ourselves. 

Welcome to the KiCam family, Kristin!