A lot has happened since we decided to take a quick summer break... DESIGUAL, a fashion chain from Spain, has signed Chantelle Winnie Harlow, the world's first top model with vitiligo, as the face of its autumn-winter 2014 campaign.
New York came into a public spotlight when awesome members of support group led by Valarie Molyneaux decided to bring the vitiligo story into the streets of Harlem. In the engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir Taking Flight, Michaela DePrince shares her dramatic journey from an orphan 'vitiligo devil child' in Sierra Leone to becoming one of world's most exciting rising ballet stars.
Writer & director Nicola Wong from UK has started the trans-media project on vitiligo, to inspire and raise awareness through the power of cinematograph. Stay tuned for more news to come!
- Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?
It is true that vitiligo progression could be stopped in 4 out of 5 cases by the use of potent systemic corticosteroids - that is, oral medications. However, systemic corticost...
- Isn't it just a cosmetic disorder?
Contrary to popular belief, vitiligo is not a cosmetic disorder but a systemic disease affecting the largest body organ and other vital systems. For more than 1.6 million peop...
- I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?
Children born to parents who both have the disorder are more likely to develop vitiligo. However, most children will not get vitiligo even if one parent has it. In children wit...
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