What if we could make our twin girls beautiful?
That’s what this documentary, “Beautiful Twins,” is all about, and it turns out the answer is: they’re gorgeous.
They have an absolutely stunning beauty that goes beyond their appearance, and they’re able to inspire others with their stories of overcoming obstacles.
“Beauty is a shared experience that is a beautiful thing, and you have to do it together,” said Sarah (who asked to remain anonymous), who was raised in a Catholic family and was diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety disorders when she was 5.
“So that’s why I’m not afraid to go in and say, ‘Hey, do you want to be like me?’ because I want to share the story of what makes me unique, what makes you special, and that’s the beauty of twins.”
After having her own twin, she was diagnosed as having ADHD, which meant she would need to take medication regularly to deal with her symptoms.
“I was really struggling to do what I wanted to do and to get up and do the things that I was supposed to do,” Sarah said.
She said she was on medication for ADHD, and while she still took her medication, she would have trouble doing it.
“It’s kind of like a ticking clock for me,” she said.
Sarah said she eventually had to ask her parents for help because of her ADHD diagnosis.
Sarah was also diagnosed with autism, and Sarah’s twin sister, Jessica, had the same disorder, but she was able to live her life normally and was able in school.
“We’re a happy family,” Sarah explained.
“And I think I was able, and we had a really good relationship.
And I think that’s really important, because it’s the only way we could survive.”
Jessica and Sarah also had a daughter, who was diagnosed at the age of 6 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and Jessica was also on medication.
“She was really close to me, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, I have to have a conversation about what’s going on,'” Sarah said, laughing.
“Because I didn’t want her to go through the same things I went through.”
The documentary focuses on Sarah’s experience with her condition, her struggles and her amazing siblings, and she said she’s been surprised by how well she’s doing.
“For the first time in my life, I’m just like, Wow, I really am beautiful,” Sarah shared.
“What is it about me that I’m so pretty?”
The sisters have been nominated for numerous awards, including the National Foundation for Autism Speaks Lifetime Achievement Award for “most beautiful twin,” and the American Society for Twin Research Award.
“You have to take yourself seriously,” Sarah noted.
“The twins are amazing, and so are the families that are with them.
I just feel like I have a special connection with them, and when I feel that connection, I just want to make them proud.
I feel like it’s a gift, and as much as it takes me some time to get back to normal, it’s worth it.”
The sisters shared a story about their oldest sibling, who is currently living in the foster care system.
Sarah and Jessica said their eldest sibling is “a very, very, special person,” and their other sibling, Jessica’s twin brother, is “the best sibling I’ve ever known.”
Sarah said that their younger brother, Zachary, was diagnosed in the middle of the first grade and had severe developmental delays and learning disabilities.
“Zachary has an extraordinary ability to take the time to learn,” Sarah recounted.
“He’s able to do the work that I have been doing and not get frustrated because I’m working so hard, and he’s able do it.
I can’t believe how he’s doing it.”
Sarah added that Zachary has a “great sense of humor,” and that he loves to “try new things,” like the fact that he’s “going to the grocery store with me.”
Sarah and her sisters also talked about their younger sister, who has ADHD and has ADHD-like symptoms, and her special ability to communicate with other people through text messages.
“This is a little brother that’s able, like, to pick up on the fact we’re texting, or if you’re in the room, to know that we’re talking to each other,” Sarah added.
“That’s amazing, that’s just amazing.”
Sarah also shared how her brother has a gift for cooking, which he uses to cook for his family.
“When we cook, we have to be careful to not put any chemicals on the meat because it is such a high temperature and a high humidity,” Sarah continued.
“But we love cooking, and the first thing we put on the table is water, and if we make any mistake, it just burns off and it’s never really cleaned up, so that’s a very, kind of, special gift.”
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