Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder that manifests in the progressive destruction of the skin’s pigment-producing cells. This results in white patches on the skin and in some cases white hair. Vitiligo is not contagious. Research suggests that it may be hereditary but here is still a lot to uncover about this disorder. Currently, there is no cure for vitiligo. 1% of the world's population has been diagnosed with vitiligo. That's over 75 million people.
If you have a medical concern, you should consult with your primary care professional.
Host of the 2019 World Vitiligo Day Conference with a focus on mental health, HVAM does amazing work in the vitiligo community! Lead by Diane Wilkes-Tribitt and based in Houston, Texas, the HVAM organization lives up to it's name by raising awareness in a number of ways and WE STAN!!
Founded by the amazing Erika Page, Living Dappled is a blog site catered for and by women living with vitiligo. The stories are honest and beautiful while the articles and resources are super informative!
Established by Dmitry Aksenov in 2010, the Vitiligo Research Foundation is a non-profit organization "with a remit to transcend national borders by funding and instigating vitiligo research across the world."
Lauren Reid is a self taught artist who helps people living with vitiligo share their stories through beautiful watercolor portraits. Check her out on Instagram and Facebook!
Visibly Imperfectly Perfect (VIPerfect) is non-profit organization founded in 2019 to raise awareness, educate, support, and serve the global Vitiligo community as well as others who are characteristically unique.
Sometimes support can be as simple as knowing you aren't alone! Social media has been an amazing conduit to viewing and connecting with the world outside of your comfort zone.
Based in Mumbai, this non-profit's objective is to develop understanding of people living with vitiligo by sharing experiences and views. Founder Akash Tiwari is very active in his community as people living with vitiligo are treated very poorly in India.
This interactive platform based in India is a new and useful resource for those of us living with vitlligo! Editor Anshul Singh gives us new posts every week.