This website was originally a personal blog that was part of my journey of learning to deal with vitiligo. Now it’s a resource for people that wants to take full advantage of having vitiligo and learn to develop strength, courage and meaning from challenges.
I believe that humans, each one of us, are anti-fragile because we have the wonderful power to grow stronger from adversity. Those of us with vitiligo have a somewhat unique challenge. Vitiligo confronts us with a set of medical symptoms that challenge us individually in painful ways.
We are confronted with the fact that so many things in life are outside our control including our skin and our health. What do we do?
We are confronted with the opinions of other people vs our own opinion, with societies standards vs our own standards. What do we think?
We are confronted with a future that stretches before that is unwritten, unknown and perhaps uncomfortable. How do we feel?
Through confronting these questions and answering them my way I’ve become a stronger person, more resilient, more comfortable and confident. My life is better now because I have vitiligo. My life is richer because I have vitiligo.
And I’m grateful for having vitiligo. It wasn’t always this way, and the challenges I faced and overcame made me stronger. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. This is true of vitiligo.
I believe it’s true for you too and everyone that faces a challenge straight on. This website is an invitation to become stronger, to become more resilient and more confident in your own skin because you have vitiligo. I used to feel that vitiligo made my life more difficult. And perhaps that is true. But the vitiligo difficulties have become a source of strength for me.
And so it can be for you.