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    10 Most Influential Vitiligans | 2021

    Influencers with Vitiligo

    Life for most of us is a journey of self-discovery – finding out who we are, what we are best at, and how we can make a difference in this world without letting our visual difference drive our destiny. Each year, we honor ten such influencers who help us achieve everything mentioned above and more. […] More

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    Vitiligo in News – September 2021

    Vitiligo News - September 2021

    A new Fortnite character named Joy was launched by Epic Games at the end of August 2021 but found space in the worldwide media this September. Joy’s inclusion in Fortnite marks any video game’s first character with vitiligo. It is to be noted that Fortnite has always been known for featuring a ton of different […] More

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    Can children get vitiligo from their parents? 

    Focal vitiligo

    Over time, many studies have been conducted to establish the relationship between vitiligo and genetics. For many of these observational studies, people with vitiligo have been interviewed via comprehensive surveys. However, most of these studies have been limited in geographical scope and sample size. Still, based on studies, vitiligo has been found to have a […] More

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    Vitiligo in News – August 2021

    Vitiligo News - August 2021

    August 2021 was proven historic for many reasons. It was the year’s first month when as many as four studies were conducted on the vitiligo research front. Almost all of these studies allowed the global vitiligo community to dive deep into the causes/adverse effects of the skin condition. The feasibility of oral tranexamic acid (TA) […] More

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    My Vitiligo Story | From Somalini Patnaik’s Diary

    Somalini Patnaik

    Hi, my name is Somalini Patnaik. I am a 32-year-old strategic project manager, working in a major investment bank in Mumbai, India. I first noticed a very tiny but persistent white spot on my forehead that was quite prominent in all my selfies. I was 27, and I was living in Texas at that time for […] More

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    Vitiligo in Animals – All you need to know 

    animal with vitiligo

    Not long ago in 2016, a giraffe in Kenya was spotted with vitiligo. This was the first time when Zoe Muller from the University of Bristol, UK, had identified the first case of the skin disorder in a wild giraffe. The news was published in all the global media outlets, bringing much-deserved focus to vitiligo […] More

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    Vitiligo in News – July 2021

    Vitiligo News July 2021

    It became clear that the coronavirus pandemic could not be controlled without vaccines. However, as time has passed, some adverse effects have also been reported in association with all the vaccines. The possible association of vitiligo with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine BNT162b2 (Cominarty®) in a patient with ulcerative colitis (UC) was reported during July 2021. So […] More

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    Vitiligo in Movies and Television 

    vitiligo in movies

    Based on my personal experience, I can testify that it takes some time to get used to living with vitiligo and claim one’s confidence back. One of the reasons behind this is vitiligo’s underrepresented in popular culture, especially in films and television shows. All of us with vitiligo are real people in flesh and blood. […] More

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    Vitiligo in News – June 2021

    Vitiligo News June 2020

    Being vitiligo awareness month, June 2021 was definitely an important month for many reasons. Since 2011, World Vitiligo Day has been celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal across the globe the same month. However, this year, WVD conferences across Europe and North America went virtual, keeping COVID-appropriate behavior in mind. This year, World Vitiligo Day […] More

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    World Vitiligo Day 2021 – A Recap

    World Vitiligo Day 2021

    Since 2011, on June 25th each year, World Vitiligo Day has been celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal across the globe. However, due to the unexpected outbreak of the novel Coronavirus last year, the day was commemorated differently in 2020 as well as this year. WVD conferences across Europe and North America went virtual, still offering […] More

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    COVID Vaccination and Vitiligo – What We Know So Far

    COVID Vaccination and Vitiligo

    2020 was a difficult year for the entire humanity, including the vitiligo community. Throughout the “still ongoing” pandemic, many of us wondered how having vitiligo would influence the effect of the virus. While many of us assumed that having vitiligo will mean getting more severe effects from the virus, many of us had questions if […] More

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    All You Need to Know About World Vitiligo Day 2021

    World Vitiligo Day 2021

    Just like every year, World Vitiligo Day 2021 is all set to be observed across the world on June 25. Aimed at building global awareness about vitiligo and fighting stigma around this harmless skin disorder, the event would also attempt to bring together all vitiligo fighters so that they can exchange notes and learn from […] More

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