Flossmoor woman authors children’s book about skin difference

Leanne Stuckey of Flossmoor grew up with a facial birthmark that caused her years of insecurity and self-consciousness. It took well into adulthood before she was able to push those feelings aside and realize that rather than viewing it as abnormal, it could be something recognized as “uniquely beautiful.”

She’s now on a mission to help others feel the same, and she wants to reach out to children who were like her. She just released a children’s book titled "Beautifully Blemished

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