Porcelain skin, clear blue eyes, and a striking white streak on her forehead and in her hair: Meet Tia Jonsson, the 21-year-old model who embraces her vitiligo.
People with various skin conditions answer uncomfortable questions — "What's on your face? Did it hurt? Are you a ghost?" — in a powerful photo series by New York City photographer Peter DeVito.
Kandice Benford had been looking to forward to her big day for months, but shortly before she was due to walk down the aisle she started developing vitiligo.
Inspired by model Winnie Harlow, an artist created a doll with the skin condition vitiligo. On Tuesday, the Shade Room posted a photo of a doll with brown skin wearing a head full of box braids, smoky eye makeup, and a trendy summer outfit.
Marc Jacobs has made a statement with his latest ad. The photo is a waist-down shot of two models with long legs — and one has the skin condition vitiligo.
Brooklyn-based beauty influencer Tameeca Dieujuste, better known as Khloe Dosh, recognizes that beauty is within the eye of the beholder. So she tapped Carlene John, a model with vitiligo, to star in one of her Instagram makeup tutorial videos.
IT Cosmetics co-founder praised Gap Kids for using an 11-year-old model with vitiligo. Jamie Kern Lima, the co-founder and CEO of IT Cosmetics, recently went on Facebook to share her enthusiasm about the young model whom Gap chose to feature in its latest line of children’s clothing. According to an interview with the young model’s mother in 2015, April was diagnosed with vitiligo — a disorder in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body due to a lack of melanin, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases — at the age of 6.
Imagine one day a person wakes up and no longer fits into what society deems as “normal.” They never realize why people look at them on the streets, so feelings of fright come into being, and then self-doubt and worry starts to consume their inner-self.
“To know that Michael Jackson is considered the greatest entertainer of all time, to see Winnie [Harlow] strutting her stuff on the runway, gives us all a surge of inspiration to get out there and make our lives happen.”