My vitiligo first showed up around third grade with a spot under my eye. Over the course of many years it has spread across my face. During the process of it spreading, my self-confidence significantly deteriorated. It was around my freshman or sophomore year of high school where I actually started to accept who I was. I pushed myself to do something out of my comfort zone and I joined the theater club at my high school. After forcing myself to become the center of attention in front of a large audience, I starting getting asked so many questions I previously hadn't been asked before. "What is it?", "Is it contagious?", "What happened to you?". So for the remainder of my time in high school, I have tried to educate as many of my classmates on what vitiligo was/is and help end any sort of negative stigmas associated with it!