I’m happy that I can use my vitiligo to show a positive body image for my son. I’ve made this free printable to help you know that your vitiligo can not only help you but also help others, whether you are a parent or not, and at any stage in life.
I created a word art freebie based on this. If you’d like to share this image online or on social media, please use the image with the watermark. I really appreciate when you link to my post, too.
Photo of me, Christina Chitwood, with my son, Caleb (at 3 months old). Photo taken by Billy Economou of BE Studios.
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“Use My Vitiligo to Show a Positive Body Image for My Son” Word Art
I started to get vitiligo when I was 11 years old. It gradually spread throughout my body. The most obvious places I have vitiligo are on my hands, knees, feet, elbows, and stomach.
As a mom to my baby boy, it’s so important to me to be a positive role model for him. I not only have accepted my vitiligo, I have found my vitiligo to be a blessing. I want to pass this acceptance, gratitude, positive body image, and more on to my son.
I often find that I actually forget I have vitiligo. It’s not something that I think about often or feel a need to hide it or show it more; I just go about my daily life. When I do think about it, it sometimes surprises me how when you accept something so much, you can forget you have it. I also think about how it’s been a blessing to me. There are times where I’ve felt it would be nice not to have vitiligo; for example, when I have to put extra sunscreen on the vitiligo on my chest on top of my other sunscreen so I don’t get burned. However, when I think about how something like vitiligo has helped my life, it really helps me have a good perspective.
Here is more vitiligo inspiration to help you and others. Click on the images or links below to see each blog post.
HEALTHY BODY IMAGE INSPIRATION
Developing a healthy body image and accepting imperfections go hand-in-hand. Here is inspiration on developing and keeping a healthy body image. Click on the images or links below to see each blog post.
Do you or someone you know have vitiligo? What have been your positive experiences or blessing with vitiligo?
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