Watch This Blind 2-Year-Old See Her Mom For the First Time

This 2-year-old blind girl finally saw her mother for the first time <3 (via NowThis)

Posted by Refinery29 on Saturday, July 23, 2016

Watching this baby see her mother for the first time will make you bawl.

Born with a rare condition that caused a blinding build-up of fluid in her eyes, Nicolly Pereira had never seen her mother’s face. Treatment at home in rural Brazil wouldn’t suffice, so Nicolly’s mother, Daiana, posted her story on Facebook. Within days, thousands had shared it and donations came pouring in. They raised $17,000, and soon Nicole was on her way to the U.S. for surgery. Three hours after the surgery started, Nicolly reuinited with her mother. The moment Nicolly saw her mother for the first time is nothing short of amazing. Daiana could not have possibly been happier, “The only word that can be used to describe the feeling is God. My daughter is now free.”

Doctors will continue to monitor her eyes, but with the help of some highly awesome pink glasses, Nicolly will get to know her newly colorful world.

Watch Nicolly see her mother for the first time in her life. Cry. Repeat.

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9 'Latina' Beauty Rules That Are Seriously Made To Be Broken


9 ‘Latina’ Beauty Rules That Are Seriously Made To Be Broken

The idea of “Latina beauty,” as a category, has always been fairly odd because… What does that even mean? We come in all shades, shapes and sizes, so how can one idea of “beauty” apply to all of us? With that in mind, let’s take a look at some beauty “rules” we’ve all heard that were basically made to be broken the f up:

1. Long hair is a must.

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Whether from your mom or from fashion magazines geared towards a Latina audience, many of us grow up being told long hair is the epitome of female beauty. And that’s simply just not true. Not only is short hair equally aesthetically pleasing, if being aesthetically pleasing is your thing, but the length of your hair isn’t related to how feminine you are.

2. …And you’d better be sure that long hair has no more than a slight wave.

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Because Latinas are an incredibly diverse group, our hair can come in a variety of textures, from slick-straight to a halo of tight curls. So why do we place such an emphasis on straightening and blow-drying it?

3. Real Latinas have curves.

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We recently dedicated an entire post to combatting this idea because, come on. We don’t all have an hourglass figure. There’s no one way Latinas are “built.”

4. You’d better have a light-to-medium-light tan.

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Again, we come in a range of skin tones, and not all of us are interested in tanning (or, God forbid, skin bleaching) to match the one, specific shade that’s consistently shown in media.

5. Body hair? Tear if off.

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Body hair exists. It exists on our arms, legs, bellies, backs, between our legs, and on our faces. And guess what? You don’t HAVE to remove it. It sounds like common sense until you think about the images we’re most consistently shown.

6. You can’t leave the house without makeup on.

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Why not?

7. Tattoos are simply vulgar.

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  1. Come on now.
  2. A little vulgarity never hurt anyone. 😉

8. No earrings?! You’ll look like a boy!

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Blah, blah, blah…

9. Because, obviously, looking “like una mujer fina” at all times is the ultimate goal.

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To each her own! You get to decide what you want to look like and determine what’s beautiful, powerful or just plain cool to you.

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