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What is Vitiligo?

"People would call me cow or zebra." Body positive influencers with vitiligo opened up about bullying and learning to feel comfortable in their own skin. ✨

Vitiligo Influencers

These body positive influencers with vitiligo are inspiring others to embrace themselves — as they are. It's 2019 and conformist beauty standards still exist, particularly when it comes to women; one swift scroll down your Instagram feed can confirm that. Vloggers and influencers who follow to such architypes seem to propagate the misconception that there exists an exclusive set of criteria that must be met in order for a woman to qualify as beautiful.

Breaking such stereotypes, many women have taken to social media to remind the world that beauty is not a monolithic term. Some Vitiligo influencers have joined in on the movement, highlighting the significance of inclusivity and representation in the fashion and beauty industry.

Vitiligo is a condition where cells stop producing melanin causing patches of skin to lose pigment. The patches of skin affected become white and usually have sharp margins. The hair from the skin may also become white. The inside of the mouth and nose may also be involved. The condition affects around under 1% of the population — but that's over 70 million people around the world according to NIH. Although it can start at any age, vitiligo often first appears between the ages of 20 and 30. The white patches may begin on your face above your eyes or on your neck, armpits, elbows, genitalia, hands or knees. They're often symmetrical and can spread over your entire body.

These influencers hope to use their platform to encourage self-expression.

Brut.

06/10/2019 10:22 AM
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47 comments

  • Jay D.
    06/10/2019 11:06

    I have this condation

  • Richard E.
    06/10/2019 11:54

    DIFFERENT BUT STILL THE SAME. hAVE YOU EVER BEEN OVER A FRIENDS HOUSE TO EAT AND THE FOODS JUST NO GOOD . i MEAN THE MACCARONI SOGGY THE PEAS ALL MUSHED ABD THE CHIBKEN TASTE LIKE WOOD.

  • Charles M.
    06/10/2019 14:13

    She sold her soul for Fame

  • Brut
    06/10/2019 14:24

    "Your differences are your strengths." — Brut met model Winnie Harlow at . Here is what she has to say about our perception of beauty.

  • David V.
    06/11/2019 04:34

    😘😘😘😘😘

  • Kristen S.
    06/11/2019 12:09

    Absolutely stunning & gorgeous!

  • Fodé B.
    06/12/2019 11:46

    Fiertés !

  • Chime N.
    06/13/2019 03:02

    That guy is not of this earth!!!!! He's so beautiful!!!! I mean the one with the white moustache!!!

  • Kerfalla C.
    06/13/2019 12:16

    Soyez toujours forts en esprit et oubliez les critiques des gens qui sont rien que des négatifs

  • Sandy J.
    06/13/2019 14:20

    Every time I see someone in that condition, I thank God, because I see people who are worse than me. Even if I'm still ashamed of my illness. This video gives me courage

  • Dolores B.
    06/13/2019 21:19

    Dios los bendiga siempre es lindo ver esa valentía que hay en ellos la burla y el rechazo no los doblega los hace que todo sea normal y así es como en la vida hay que lidiar con todo los problemas que se asemejan en cada ser humano

  • Vhen O.
    06/14/2019 11:17

    They’re beautiful 😍💖

  • Djamila D.
    06/14/2019 11:59

    Vivez votre vie n'écoutez pas la méchanceté des gens. Dieu les punira un jour. On ne choisi pas son destin. Moi aussi ma fille de 19 ans souffre d'un handicapé. 🙏🙏🙏♿♿

  • Yvette B.
    06/15/2019 05:25

    Amem

  • Makope G.
    06/15/2019 11:02

    Soyez forts. Il paraît que ça se soigne au Cuba

  • Erica S.
    06/15/2019 19:18

    Loveness Hangoma come see

  • Ment E.
    06/16/2019 01:11

    بجسد النبي عافي جسدي

  • Zahra M.
    06/16/2019 13:47

    💯

  • Reuben L.
    06/16/2019 14:52

    Yes that's what I do, I embraced it, I don't care what other people say to me..

  • Arely G.
    06/16/2019 17:49

    Son bellas