I have been living with vitiligo since I was 13 years old, my name is Natalie Malinda. It took me years to accept this condition, it made me more resentful because I was facing a lot of rejection from people. At times the name-calling is too much for one to handle but I am taking baby steps to stay calm.
Meeting the founder of Beyond Vitiligo really helped me because I learned to accept myself and I don’t have low self-esteem anymore. I am no longer having suicidal thoughts because I am not the only one who has vitiligo. I am beautiful with my spots because God chooses to make me unique.
Thank you, daddy, for your endless support 🙂
Story by Natalie Malinda