Jan. 10, 2019

DON'T JUDGE ME ON MY LOOKS...

VITILIGO. A SKIN DISORDER THAT HAS A DEVASTATING- EMOTIONAL-EFFECT ON THE "WEARER". I KNOW IT PERSONALLY AS A DISEASE, A PERSISTENT INVADER OF THE SKIN, A SNEAKY SHOW-OFF THAT ATTACKS ALL SEXES, ALL AGES, THE PRETTIEST AND THE MOST HOMELY AMONG US AND....THOSE WHO ARE BOTH RICH AND POOR.

VITILIGO IS ONLY SHARED WITH OTHERS THROUGH GENES; VITILIGO IS INHERITED AND IS ABSOLUTELY NOT CONTAGIOUS.

I DISCOVERED MY VITILIGO WHEN I WAS FOURTEEN YEARS OLD. IT'S BEEN WITH ME EVER-SINCE AND...AS A VERY PUBLIC PERSON....I'VE HAD "MY MOMENTS" TRYING TO CONCEAL IT, TO EXPLAIN IT, AND FINALLY.....TO ACCEPT IT. 

IN MY ARTICLE, "LOVE THE SKIN YOU'RE IN"...I WRITE ABOUT MY PERSONAL STRUGGLE WITH VITILIGO. DAILY, I SHARE MY MANY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND HOPE THEY WILL BENEFIT OTHERS. I HOLD NOTHING BACK.  BY SHARING MY DOWNS ALONG WITH MY UPS, MY CHALLENGES AND VARIOUS STRUGGLES...I BELIEVE MOST OF YOU CAN MORE-EASILY-IDENTIFY WITH WHO I AM: SIMPLY, SALLY.