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August 18, 2014

“She was bullied as a child because of her vitiligo; now she’s a model.”

model skin

Update: Love ourselves, and the world will catch up.

Michael Jackson’s Skin Disorder Now A ‘Must Have’ 2015 Fashion Accessory (inquisitr.com)

Chantelle Brown-Young, aka Winnie Harlow.

Chantelle has vitiligo and was called “zebra” and “cow” as a child. She is now competing to be the next top model.”

 

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Michael Jackson had it. What is it? This.

A few tidbits:

  • It is painless and simply a lack of skin pigment
  • It is an autoimmune disease. Also if you have other skin conditions, your chance of getting this increases.
  • It can come and go on and off throughout your life.
  • I’m Caucasian and it is just as noticeable on my skin. There is white skin, and then there is vitiligo.
  • It is usually symmetrical. If you get it on one arm, you will likely get it in the same place on the other arm.

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