Growing up can be hard enough, but for those with vitiligo, the normal teenage worries about appearance are increased significantly.
Vitiligo is considered to be an autoimmune disorder, where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues, causing the skin (and sometimes the hair) to lose its pigmentation. It can appear at any age, but studies suggest that it is more likely to start around early ages.
In this week’s podcast episode Marni will be speaking with Lauren Jimmieson of The Jimmie Journal.
At just 14-years-old, Lauren was diagnosed with Vitiligo. As a teenager with her skin losing its natural colour in a visible area of the body, Lauren felt she had unwillingly walked into a mousetrap of bullies. But Lauren never let her vitiligo define her. It did not stop her from chasing her dreams, in an industry where one’s ‘look’ often contributes significantly to the likelihood of success.
Right now, Lauren works as an actor, dancer, singer and a musical theatre performer.
Listen with us in an amazing episode full of positivity, courage and inspiration on living life uniquely beautifully.
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