Why World Vitiligo Day made me realise I'd reached a new level of self acceptance

I started writing this feature for The VitLife at George Bush International Airport just after 8pm on Sunday 23rd June. I was feeling a mix of emotions as I waited in the airport lounge reflecting on the events from the weekend. I scribbled down as much as I could in my notebook through fear of forgetting anything important by the time I landed in London. I’d learnt so much in 72 hours and I wanted to make sure the best of what I learnt was shared here, with our members. 

World Vitiligo Day as a celebration in the US, is now in its fourth year. In 2016 it was hosted in Washington DC, followed by Detroit in 2017, Boston in 2018 and this year, Houston made its way onto the map as the fourth state to welcome guests from various parts of the globe. As it moves to each state, so does the vitiligo support group that hosts it. This year it was the turn of the Houston Vitiligo Awareness Group, a support group set up in 2016 by Diane Wilkes Tribitt, who was keen to make a difference with those living with vitiligo within her community.

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