Hi, my name is Katherine. I have Vitiligo on my knee, eyelids, on my abdomen and on my neck. My parents noticed it when I was in Kindergarten.
People ask me “Are you wearing eye shadow?” a LOT! I tell them “No, it is just Vitiligo; Vitiligo is a skin disorder and it is not contagious.” It kind of gets annoying but I have gotten used to it. A lot of the time I forget that I have Vitiligo.
Even though I have Vitiligo I still play soccer, do swim team and spend a lot of time with my friends. My friends don’t treat me any differently than they would if I didn’t have Vitiligo. The only bad thing about having Vitiligo is that I have to put on lots of sunscreen, especially on my eyelids or they turn bright pink.