Before we tell you about the ‘Walk A Day In My Shoes’ campaign, let us tell you a little about vitiligo.
Vitiligo is a condition that causes the skin to turn white or form white patches on the skin.
Many people have not heard of the condition. People often associate vitiligo with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Unfortunately people did not believe that Michael Jackson had vitiligo. Peer pressure from society and not looking normal can force someone to depigment their skin so that they can appear normal to the public.
Vitiligo has been impacting infants, adolescents and adults of all races, classes and both genders for years. People with vitiligo are often scorned and discriminated because of the white patches. As a result, some people with vitiligo come out in the night and may take jobs that may not interact with the public. Some of our members have been denied jobs because companies have told them that their image does not reflect the organization’s brand. Some members have been fired from their jobs because customers complained about people with vitiligo serving them food. Some of our members in India and other countries have taken their lives because they have been scorned by their own family and community.
NO ONE SHOULD CONSIDER SUICIDE BECAUSE OF VITILIGO!
SHARE & GET INVOLVED TODAY! SOMEONE’S LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!
Vitiligo Bond and our partners encourages you to come on out and speak up and let people know how you feel. No more hiding! Don’t be ashamed! Let you light shine!
Vitiligo Bond Challenges Friends & Family of People Living With Vitiligo!
FIRST STEP: REPOST THIS ON YOUR PAGE!
NEXT: WALK A MILE IN OUR SHOES!
Put some white patches on you face using a white makeup pencil and proceed with your normal day.
TAKE A SELFIE AND POST ON YOUR PAGE AND SHARE YOUR SELFIE WITH US!
USE #JUNE IS VITILIGO AWARENESS
For each stare, comment, or unusual behavior you receive you can donate that amount to us here.
If you cannot walk a mile in our shoes with white spots on your face, because you feel you will be embarrassed, well you have now experienced how it feels to have vitiligo.
Thanks for your support!