How Do I Look? Shankar on Vitiligo

I can’t quite believe that this is the tenth instalment in my How Do I Look? series. I have been talking about rosacea on my blog and social media for 6+ years and feel so passionately about skin positivity and diversity in the appearances we are shown in the media and what is considered ‘attractive’. So I wanted to use my platform, privilege, and reach to educate people and amplify the voices of others. So far I’ve spoken to people with acne, psoriasis, scars, eczema, hair loss, and birthmarks – all posts are linked at the very bottom of this post – and today I have a new story for you.

I’m so pleased to share my interview with Shankar Jalota, better known online as The Vitiligo Man. He was amazingly open with me, covering make up, mental health, and the media representation of vitiligo. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.

Read my interview with the incredible Shankar Jalota (otherwise known as The Vitiligo Man) - a vitiligo model and skin positivity advocate. He talks about wearing make up to cover vitiligo, the impact of skin on mental health and the media visibility of vitiligo. #talontedlex #thevitiligoman #bodypositivity #skinpositivity
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How Do I Look? Natalie on Vitiligo

Welcome to the third instalment in my new blog series, How Do I Look? I have used this blog to write about rosacea for the past 6 years and I wanted to open the conversation about skin positivity and visible differences so I can cover (and learn about) lots of different topics. Every week I am going to be talking to an inspirational and interesting person to share their story and experiences to help and support others.

This week I spoke to the amazing Natalie who has had Vitiligo for most of her life. I first met Natalie when we both appeared on Katie Piper’s Face To Face on Channel 4 – I only got to speak to her for a few minutes backstage while we were waiting to be photographed, but her section on the show was one of my favourites. Our episode is still available to watch HERE if you’re interested.

Repin and click to read my interview with Natalie (@being_just_us), Vitiligo and skin positivity advocate. She talks about growing up with Vitiligo, how representation has changed, and how she has grown to love her skin. #talontedlex #skinpositivity #vitiligo
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