It took me years but at least not forever to accept my skin condition to embrace myself, one thing that still keeps me going is meeting the guys who think that just because I have Vitiligo I am desperate for any man. Some of them have called me names: telling me that they are doing me a favour because there is no man who will want to wake up next to a woman with two colours. Nevertheless such nasty comments make me stronger everyday, and for some reason I thank them because maybe I couldn’t have thought of creating Vitiligo awareness in South Africa and being so open about my skin condition and Viducating them. I had sleepless nights thinking, what is really happening to my skin? Researching about it with my small ‘Sagem’ phone asking my family: why did it have to choose me? I nearly blamed my parents; it’s just human nature to always find someone to blame or something like that. I was going through a rough patch, sleeping in agony, crying trying to get it off my chest. It was a journey that I went through all alone until one day I couldn’t bottle up anymore and talked to my BFF about it. She was very shocked because I never showed that it bothered me any how, I had a way of hiding what was eating me up and you can never know what the next person is going through until he/she open up. After this ordeal, I looked in the mirror I saw a strong woman, saw no skin condition but a woman ready to make a difference in the community. That was the beginning of my quest and the end of the war against nature.
I am just a human being who went through a lot and viducating the next person really put a smile on my face for days. It took me two years to initiate Beyond Vitiligo because I didn’t have the courage to do so. I thank the Lord for all the wonderful people in my life especially family and friends.
Beyond Vitiligo is here to make a difference.