Vitiligo Skin Disorder and Body Image Issues

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Problems Pertaining To Body Image And Vitiligo
Body Image Issues – Summer is the time of the year when girls get to flaunt their bodies the most. It seems as though the short shorts, skirts, and bikinis all come out when the summer heat comes. As a result of youth allergic reaction, I am one of the few women who will not feel as though she’s the exact same luxuries as others. I’m one of a small population of people who has vitiligo, and I cover up my body because of it.
When it first surfaced, the light patches failed to bother me because I was just a kid. But as I aged, the styles in trend were geared more towards showing skin in places that I wasn’t used to revealing it in. Shorter shorts, skirts, as well as tops, weren’t a choice for me due to the humiliation I felt about my scars. 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 embarrassed and I knew that others, boys particularly, would ridicule me for these repulsive light spots.
Vitiligo Skin Disorder
Once I was old enough, my parents took me to a doctor to see if there was anything that could be done about them. With the help of oral steroids, many of the light patches on my torso evaporated. Yet, they didn’t all vanish, 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 started tickling me; I felt terrified once I understood that they had all seen my scars. But my dread was soon over as I realized that none of the girls even cared, and those that did only had a couple questions about them. That instant gave me the strength to look at myself and realize that I really 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 time for me to truly love it, but I’m prepared to attempt.
One day I might event get ready to handle nudism! Me??? A Naturist??? Now that would be amazing!
Young Naturists & Nudists America
Tags: body image
Class: Body Image Blogs, Social Activism
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