Vitiligo Skin Disorder and Body Image Issues

(Guest Blog by – Anon)
Issues Pertaining To Body Image And Vitiligo
Body Image Issues – Summer is the time of the year when women get to show off their bodies the most. It seems like the short shorts, skirts, and bikinis all come out when the summer heat issues. to a childhood allergic reaction, I ‘m among the few women who does not feel as if she has precisely the same luxuries as others. I ‘m one of a small population of folks who has vitiligo, and I cover up my body due to it.
When it first surfaced, the light patches failed to bother view because I was just a child. But as I aged, the fads in trend were geared more towards revealing skin in areas that I had not been used to showing it in. Shorter short pants, skirts, and even tops, weren’t an option for me due to the embarrassment I felt about my scars.
Things got even during bikini season. While other girls my age could show off their figures with two piece bathing suits, I felt insecure and hid my own body in a one piece. I just felt so ashamed and I understood that others, boys in particular, would ridicule me for these gruesome light patches.
Vitiligo Skin Disorder

Once I was old enough, my parents took me to the physician to see if there was anything that could be done about them. With the aid of oral steroids, many of the light patches on my torso disappeared. Yet, they didn’t all disappear, and I still felt the need to keep myself covered.
Happy Naked My – One Day Soon!
I was at a slumber party when several girls jumped on me and began tickling me; I felt terrified once I recognized they had all seen my scars. But my horror was soon over as I understood that none of the girls even cared, and those that did just had a few questions about them. That moment gave me the strength to look at myself and realize that I actually was not all that different than anyone else.
I used to keep my body covered both at home and in public, but I actually see no need to do that anymore. The body that I was born with is the only one that I will ever have; I have the choice of either rejecting it, or adopting it. It’s going to take a while for me to actually like it, but I’m prepared to attempt.
One day I might event prepare yourself to undertake naturism! Me??? A Naturist??? Now that would be astonishing!
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Tags: body image
Type: Body Image Blogs, Social Activism
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