Having a condition that makes you stand out is not always the best. For Iomikoe Johnson, it made her incredibly self conscious for years. When she was 25, Johnson noticed that there was a white spot on her arm and when the doctors told her what was happening she was very upset.
“I got vitiligo when I was twenty-five-years-old and I’ll never forget it, I was devastated," Johnson said. "I felt like my world had been shattered."
“My first spot was under my arm where no one could see. When I was a kid, I used to get bullied for having dark skin and now I’m two different colors, so I feared I would have to re-live that experience all over again. It was painful and devastating I even thought of taking my own life many times, but I had kids which kept me going.”
Johnson used to spend hours covering up her spots, trying to blend them into her natural skin tone, but one day her fiancé Philip helped inspire her to change how she thought about her body...