" I first noticed a physical change of my skin at the age of 8. I went to vitiligo treatment centers for a while until eventually I decided to stop going. Having vitiligo gave me more reason to embrace all parts of myself. I think of my skin as this armor that is a constant reminder of how brave and courageous I can be. The beauty that I see in myself and others, and the liberation of being externally unique, greatly impacts who I am as an individual. It is best thing I consistently learn about myself and especially this past year."
"Inspired by a beautiful photo of [Jesi Taylor Cruz] by Sophie Kietzmann for Girl Gaze." Jesi Taylor Cruz is a well known writer, philosopher and advocate for Black maternal health. This picture features baby Io!