The Skin I'm In

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Vitiligo is a skin condition that causes depigmentation of the skin. This occurs when melanocyte cells are unable to function. The precise cause of Vitiligo is still somewhat relatively unknown and affects only 1% of the world=s population. My mother had Vitiligo and hid the skin discolorations on her face and head with makeup and a wig most of her life. As a young girl growing up in the 1950's, most people were not informed of this skin condition, which often led to children being ostracized and teased. My ...
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Overview

Vitiligo is a skin condition that causes depigmentation of the skin. This occurs when melanocyte cells are unable to function. The precise cause of Vitiligo is still somewhat relatively unknown and affects only 1% of the world=s population. My mother had Vitiligo and hid the skin discolorations on her face and head with makeup and a wig most of her life. As a young girl growing up in the 1950's, most people were not informed of this skin condition, which often led to children being ostracized and teased. My mother=s teacher thought she had a contagious disease, so she sat her in the corner away from all of the other children in the classroom. Beauty comes in many shades, even multiple ones. It is our uniqueness, not conformity that makes us special. It is my hope that this book will give little girls all over the world with polka dots, speckly spots, and rings around their eyes, the courage and affirmation to know that they are truly gorgeous and uniquely made.

Famous people with Vitiligo include: pop icon Michael Jackson, rapper Krizz Kaliko, Indian Bollywood film actor Amitabh Bachchan, UFC fighter Scott Jorgenson, professional wrestler/WWE champion Daniel "American Dragon" Bryan, fullback J.D. Runnels, eighth President of Italy Francesco Cossiga, and actress (from Pretty Little Liars) Holly Marie Combs

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  • ISBN-13: 9781630009670
  • Publisher: Publish America
  • Publication date: 3/18/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.08 (d)

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