Woman Bullied For Skin Condition Becomes Role Model For Others With Vitiligo

nollygrioPublished: August 2, 2017Updated: August 3, 2017
Published: August 2, 2017Updated: August 3, 2017

When Iomikoe Johnson turned 25, she began to notice patchy white splotches spreading across her dark skin.

The young woman felt ashamed of what was happening to her body.

After being bullied for years about her dark skin, Johnson now faced another issue with being bullied for looking different.

“People used to look at my hands and not want to touch me and they didn’t want to shake my hand,” she said.

The mother of four, and now grandmother of two, began having suicidal thoughts caused by the condition called vitiligo.

With her family’s support, she abandoned her makeup and embraced her unique look.

Now at age 37, Johnson has changed her perspective after the love and support of her fiance Phillip has made her feel accepted.

He encouraged her to abandon the makeup altogether, saying he loved her no matter what and to be proud of her unusual beauty.

Now she’s a role model to all who have vitiligo

You go girl, keep shining like the bright star you are.

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