Though the global presence of this autoimmune disorder totals over 77 million people, this number does not reflect the many families that self-diagnose. Vitiligo is no longer considered rare due to the frequency of diagnosis.
Living with differences and experiencing major life changes is traumatic and comes with a range of emotions that are difficult to manage alone. Being subjected to bullying, avoidance, and uninformed opinions can lead to low self esteem, the development of complex mental health disorders and suicidal ideation. It can be difficult to know where to turn.
Our mission is to connect with diverse communities to provide education, fellowship and enrichment. We aim to ensure that our allies are educated and empowered while holding institutions accountable for delivering equitable, accessible, person-centered care. We pride ourselves on centering the black and brown vitiligo experience.
If you have health concerns or require further information, you should consult your primary medical professional.
We encourage you to ask as many questions as you need to!
Vitiligo can be devastating, isolating and unforgiving. Finding the positive is not always an easy task. Coping with vitiligo in addition to other trauma can feel overwhelming. We at Litty Ligo believe the cure for this is community.
Your donations grant us the ability to create dynamic, programs events and products made for and by our wonderful vitiligo community. Representation has proven to be a very successful resource in our outreach and awareness efforts. Your input makes a powerful impact.