Photographer Elisabeth Van Aalderen was inspired to create the series when a girl complimented the pale patches on her skin, describing them as a “unique tattoo”.
A teenager with a rare condition that causes him to shed his skin like a snake has defied doctors' predictions that he wouldn't survive his first year. Elio Figueredo, 13, of Tampa, Florida, was born with a still undiagnosed congenital
A photography exhibition featuring people with a rare and untreatable skin condition is creating a buzz thanks to its empowering celebration of beauty in diversity.‘How Do You C Me Now?’ is a series of 30 portraits showcasing people with Congenital Melanocytic Naevus (CMN), a condition, which is caused by a mutation in the NRAS gene.According to the charity Caring Matters Now, CMN is a type of birthmark that typically appears in newborn babies. It presents as large, dark brown birthmarks, which can cover up to 80% of the body, and can also appear internally.Large or very numerous CMN are rare, occurring in just 1 in 20,000 births worldwide, which means people who have the condition can feel isolated and face negative comments about they way they look, causing them to lack self-confidence.But the new exhibition aims to change that.
Canadian fashion model Winnie Harlow is a lot of things. Since the beginning of her career, Harlow’s name has been synonymous with her skin condition and the fact that she chooses not to cover up the patches of depigmented skin found on her face and body.
It’s believed that more than 30 million Americans are affected by eczema, which is why Emily Loh was so surprised by the reaction she received while trying to board an Air France/KLM plane from Barcelona to Paris earlier this week. ALSO SEE: Eczema: What it is and how to treat it “I went to check in at desk 704, where I was initially greeted warmly by the agent. Upon seeing the eczema that covers my arms and hands, he pointed and asked with disdain, ‘What is that?’" said the 30-year-old Canadian in a Facebook post describing the incident. “I was taken aback but am accustomed to people asking questions about my condition, so I replied 'It’s eczema, it’s a chronic skin condition I was born with.’" When the agent continued to express disgust and suspicion, asking Loh whether it was contagious and suggesting she was required to carry a doctor’s note permitting her to fly, she began to grow frustrated and offended.