What Should You Do on World Vitiligo Day?

World Vitiligo Day is an annual event specially dedicated to people with Vitiligo on June 25th. The global event is to create awareness about the skin condition.

Vitiligo is a continual skin problem that produces white depigmentation patches that develop and enlarge only in certain sections of the skin. The white patches appear because the person has little or no skin cells.

Though, it is impossible to predict how much of the skin can be affected by Vitiligo and it is not life threatening.

Nigerian leading blogger, Ajibade Oluwatosin, founder of OloriSupergal has launched an online campaign is to create awareness on Vitiligo and also to educate people about the skin condition using Social media. osvitiligo-campaign001

The model for the campaign – Temilola Omoobajesu shared her message to encourage other people with Vitiligo to come out. In her words, she said ‘Don’t let anybody’s opinion of beauty be your idea of what beauty should be. You need to accept and celebrate yourself before people will accept you. There is no need to be perfect to inspire people, let people get inspired by how you deal with your Imperfections’ she said.

Join other people around the world with Vitiligo to share your story here  or follow the conversation on the social media at #OSGVITILIGODAY

 

 

 

Busayo Sotunde is a prolific writer with special focus on Business, Entrepreneurship, Reproductive Health and other development issues in Africa. Her articles have been published by different outlets including Investing Port and Ventures-Africa.com. She has a penchant for reading and sustainable development. Follow Busayo on Twitter @BusayomiSotunde