Are you prepared for a compelling memoir about an individual defeating the stigmas of facial difference? Born with a severe bilateral cleft lip and palate and trudging through many restorative surgeries, Bella Lucia triumphed over the history and superstitions of her birth defect. The foundation of her healing journey is in steely resilience and joyful activities such as meditation, being in nature, yoga, spirituality, dance, travel, and writing. "Lucia's Story: My Imperfect Beauty" is for those struggling with any type of facial difference; families and friends of those individuals with facial difference; those with other differences; those who feel different in any way; and those who seek motivation, hope and inspiration. Inside the book you will find references to support the author's details, a few poems and photographs to complement her her story.