Aos 12 anos, a americana Ash Soto notou que sua pele estava perdendo a pigmentação em algumas regiões. Aos 21, ela assumiu as manchas como sua identidade e agora pretende derrubar preconceitos em relação à sua doença.
It's crazy what years difference can make, right picture was before I had vitiligo - always with a smile on my face and joking around, I was super outgoing. Bottom right is when my vitiligo first started spreading and that's when the jokes started which caused me to never wear shorts or short sleeves again. I've been called cow, I even was once told I had Michael Jackson syndrome. How can an innocent girl trying to find herself take that? Both pictures on the left represent confidence, making something negative into a positive. When life gives you lemons what do you do? Make the best of it. No, I wasn't born with it, I grew into it which was the hardest thing I've ever been through. But now I look back and I'm happy that I went through it because I wouldn't be as strong as I am today #selflove #vitiligo #bodypositivity
Na primeira foto de sua conta no Instagram em que expunha as manchas nas coxas, há pouco menos de um ano, a jovem afirmava que finalmente se sentia bem com o próprio corpo.
They say your body is a canvas, I'm just painted differently. Finally at a point in my life where I can say I love the skin I'm in. It's a learning experience each day but I'm getting there. If it wasn't for @sincerelyjuju I probably wouldn't have the guts to post this, so ty angel I hope this post inspires all girls to be comfortable with themselves and their bodies because everyone is beautiful and unique. You may not see it, but trust me you're special. We need more self love now a days. Accept yourself and everything else will fall into place ? (yes, it's vitiligo and any negativity will get you blocked.)
Hoje, a garota usa suas manchas para fazer arte e deu ao projeto de fotos o nome de The Marker Chronicles. Nele, seu corpo é usado como tela para incentivar não só o conhecimento sobre o vitiligo como para incentivar mais pessoas a não se deixarem esconder por conta da doença.
I accidentally deleted this picture while going through my feed, I'm actually so upset right now that I can't recover it, but this was #markerchronicles part 2 remember it doesn't matter what color you are, we're all the same on the inside, we're all equal. Don't let your skin tone define you, it's who you are on the inside that matters ??? Black, white, or whatever skin tone you may have we are ALL BEAUTIFUL
This was so much fun to do; finding little patterns and seeing that you truly are ART It's like having natural tie-dye. I encourage everyone with #vitiligo or whatever you might have to find the positive in every situation and not let the negative thoughts cloud your mind. Remember #inourskinwewin Thank you to @vrfoundation_ for sending me this shirt, I appreciate it so much. And remember my angels self love is the best love you'll ever feel. I want all of you to be able to experience it. That's why I'm doing what I'm doing to push you to find that confidence ?? side note - it's not a tattoo, I traced my spots with a marker !
I get stretch marks just like everyone else regardless of if I have a skin condition or not. I go through all the same struggles you all go through that's why I preach self love so much. I don't care if I have to repeat myself in every caption to love who you are regardless if you have tiger stripes, #vitiligo, or whatever the case may be. I'll sound like a broken record each time because at least someone reminded you to appreciate and love yourself unconditionally always ?