Founder: Beyond Vitiligo
“It hurt when I noticed my skin changing,” she recalls. “I isolated myself from my community because I didn’t look like the others.” Battling through the marginalisation, she found the strength to turn her emotional decline around. In 2009 she started the non-profit organisation Beyond Vitiligo and set about dismantling the superstition and stigma that had weighed her down.
Their latest mission is to grow June 25 from a day when members gather in mutual support into World Vitiligo Day.
— Ian Macleod