Today is World Vitiligo Day! We’ve blogged about this day before but I wanted to talk about it again because the theme is all about young people with the condition and it’s a subject that’s really close to my heart. If you’ve read my son Nike’s blog from earlier this year, then you’ll know that he has inherited the condition from me. My youngest son, Conor who is also in his early 20’s has vitiligo as well. As a mother, you always feel some degree of ‘mum guilt’ and I feel upset that the boys have a condition that has affected me so deeply. Luckily, both Nike and Conor deal with it really well and you can see what Nike thinks on this little video clip he did last week here.
Please take a look at Joti’s story and check out her Instagram page @vitiliglo_and_me to find out more about what she’s doing to raise awareness of vitiligo in the British press.
If you are the parent of a child with the condition, I would urge you to work on their self esteem and confidence before they start to cover up with a product and I really hope that the stories from Nike and Joti will help young people to accept life with a condition that they can’t control or change.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the videos! We’ll be doing lots more on Instagram over the coming months and have some new plans to engage with people via Facebook so keep looking out for us on social media. Happy World Vitiligo Day everyone!
Founder of Vitiliglow™