I noticed I had vitiligo at around age 4. I was teased & taunted by kids who were afraid of me because I looked different. Therefore I lived a life feeling ostracized from the time I was a child into young adulthood. I never felt black enough for the black race nor white enough for the white race! I’m an only child who had to fight my own battles and learn quickly to stand up for myself. I struggled deeply with insecurities, feeling defensive and victimized because I have Vitiligo. I began to lose tolerance for ignorance in the streets thrown at me, by kids and adults.