" At the age of 8 I developed Vitiligo, however my innocent naivety prevented me from truly understanding what I had and how it would affect me as I got older. I had a lovely childhood, I wasn't worried about anything and I thought of my Vitiligo as something that would correct itself in time. However as I grew so did my Vitiligo, I had to deal with a lot of scrutiny, bullying and mocking. I was so confused because to me, I was beautiful.
Being treated differently lead me down some dark roads, I begun self-harming and developed an eating disorder, I was really depressed and I hated myself, why couldn't I be loved too I thought all the time. I swam in that darkness for a long time and even tried to take my life.
Eventually I decided I didn't want to be sad anymore, I needed a change. I grew deeper into my faith and I sought professional help. And here I stand today a stronger more passionate person. I love my skin and I wouldn't change it for anything, because it has shaped me into the fantastic woman I am today.
I love my Vitiligo, even though we've had a turbulent relationship. I see it as a partner that will always walk beside me. I am God's walking art. " .
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