Whoa, that's a little bit freaky. Not the girl herself, but the fact you just described my OC and the main protagonist in my novel (if I ever get around to writing more than the prologue and plot ).
She loses an eye, but due to her hybrid genetics regrows it, although it's a lizard's eye. She chooses to hide it under a long fringe of hair too. She chooses to hide because the rare hybrids are a target for race hate due to the fact the other race are pretty much untouchable. She promised herself long ago that she would never again be ashamed of who and what she was.
Here's her before and after, in case you are curious Before: fav.me/d5qb0o7
I don't know why I'm so afraid sometimes to show my wounds and scars.
A good part of why I don't put my hair up, is that what is the point of showing people my scars, they won't understand, they will probably mistaken me and them. They are my past, and sometimes the present. Then, I would have to explain them and myself, and hope they might get it. Sometimes I feel like it, but really, what is the point? Most don't care. And, they don't deserve it, most don't deserve what has touched me deeply, because they won't understand.