Being Bullied For Vitiligo, This Girl Now Turns Her Body Into Amazing Art

nollygrioPublished: March 21, 2017Updated: March 22, 201713 views
Published: March 21, 2017Updated: March 22, 2017

By the time Ash Soto was 12, she was made acutely aware that she was different from others.

As her skin tone began to change and fade, other children would tease and bully her to the point of tears.

After being diagnosed with vitiligo – an incurable skin condition, Ash realized it wasn’t something she could control.

So she decided to make the best of it and embrace her uniqueness. Now at the age of 21, she has loads of self-confidence and is wearing her vitiligo loud and proud.

In a series of selfies on her Instagram, Ash has turned her unusual markings into body art and is helping change the way people think about vitiligo.

She also makes it a point to write empowering and positive messages alongside her photos to show the world how important it is to accept one another’s differences and be confident in who you are.

In a recent Instagram post, Ash wrote:
“I’ll always keep reminding you that you are beautiful
I’ll keep telling you every chance I get because
I remember always needing that person to push me
and to encourage me to keep fighting for self love
and I want to be that person for all of you.
I don’t post just to post, I want you angels to benefit
from the content I put out, to learn something.
To realize that you are a canvas that’s ready to be
painted beautifully. Don’t ever give up.”

What an inspiration this creative young woman is!

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