Student Bullied For Vitiligo Fearlessly Embraces Unique Skin

“They’d ask if I burned myself or bleached my skin. The ‘popular’ boys barked at me and called me a pit bull. I’d wear long-sleeved shirts to cover my arms, even in extreme heat while on the verge of passing out. I really, really wanted to fit in. But then I realized this is the only body I get, and I deserve to enjoy all that this life has to offer.”

‘One day, I woke up and said, ‘I’m so done with this.’ If death didn’t want me, maybe it was time to give life another chance.’: Woman shares anorexia recovery journey, now helps others

“With each new test result, my parents would sigh, and I could feel the hope leaving their bodies with each of these breaths. I saw them cry, almost daily, until it seemed their tears had run dry. And I think it’s only then it really sank in… they had given up hope.”

‘I spent my whole life trying to find my place in society. Turns out, I wasn’t meant to fit in.’: Woman shares journey to autism diagnosis at age 25 

“I’d spend my mornings crying, screaming, begging to stay home. My mental health was declining, my anxiety rising, my depression and self-loathing looming like a black cloud. I was terrified to go to school. The people were mean, the teachers didn’t understand me, and the work was too hard. I was falling behind, and at that point, I didn’t care anymore. I was the odd one out, with no support.”

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