Christy Mack is an inspiration.
Just weeks ago, on Aug. 9, the adult film actress was allegedly attacked by her ex-boyfriend, MMA fighter War Machine.
And now, she’s making a miraculous recovery—as demonstrated by her first public appearance since the assault.
The 23-year-old stepped out to attend an event for Face Forward, a charity that helps pay for reconstructive surgery for victims of violence. To honor the occasion, she shared photos of her own progress on Instagram.
In the caption, she says she’s extremely lucky to have her vision given the extent of her injury. Additionally, it’s difficult for her to breathe because of the broken nose and she expects to be able to move her upper lip within the next six months.
“While my face is starting to look decent again from the swelling going down, it is still not my own,” she wrote.
“Cutting what was left of my hair off and losing 15 pounds (it’s a lot when you’re 5’1”) made me feel even further away from myself. It’s hard to look in the mirror every day and see someone you do not know. After having makeup done and dressing up for yesterday’s charity event, I felt much better about how I look now.”
Adult Film Star Christy Mack Has Been Offered a Free Facial Reconstruction Surgery After Alleged Attack By Her Ex-Boyfriend
The pint-sized adult actress goes on to say that while she didn’t have Face Forward sponsor her road to recovery—doctors and dentists alike offered to do it for free—she looks forward to helping other victims feel beautiful the way she did.
For what it’s worth Christy, we think you’re more gorgeous than ever—inside and out!