A Bullied Student With Vitiligo Is Celebrating Learning To Love Her Skin By Turning It Into Art – Design You Trust

A Bullied Student With Vitiligo Is Celebrating Learning To Love Her Skin By Turning It Into Art

A bullied student with vitiligo is celebrating learning to love her skin by turning it into art making a world map, flowers and even a Van Gogh painting. Ashley Soto, 21, from Orlando in Florida, USA, has found turning her white patches of skin into art has empowered her and helped her to embrace her vitiligo.

She was diagnosed with the condition that affects one percent of the worlds population, at the age of 12 when a porcelain spot appeared on her neck. Within a year, it had spread to 75% of her body in spots and patches.

After being asked if she had showered in bleach the teen hid her skin beneath long jumpers and jeans to avoid further ridicule. But now, shes turning her body into art by tracing her vitiligo, making a world map and a beautiful arrangement of flowers to Vincent van Goghs The Starry Night painting.

The designs can take up to three hours to paint and outline the melanin-free areas of her body, helping her to appreciate the beauty in her vitiligo. Here are some of the art pieces Ashleys made to celebrate and embrace her vitiligo from a world map to simply tracing her vitiligo and also Van Goghs Starry Night.

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Amazing Animal Ski Masks By Teya Salat
Incredible Diorama Recreates The Drama Of War
The Innovative Minimalist Earrings By The Designer Otis Jaxon
Turkish Artist Turns Faceless And Boring Clothes Into Piece Of Art
The Elegance of The Dark Side: Stunning Sculptures of Dom Qwek
Pixiride - a New Way to Inspire
Minimally Painted Wood Sculptures That Highlight Environmental Decay By Willy Verginer
This Artist Makes a Living Selling Terrible Origami On Etsy
25 Photos Of An Insane '66 Plymouth Barracuda
50 Obsolete Things To Prove How Much The World Has Moved On And Changed
"Facepot" - The Design Concept Of Original Pots For Flowers
This Cute Little Egg Is A Portable Wireless Lamp
Clever Tables That Create An Illusion Animals Are Emerging From Water
Superb Nintendo Super Famigun Concept By Allan Williams
Twitter Users Share Statues That Are Better Than The Ones Protesters Are Tearing Down
Iconic Volkswagen-Inspired Sleeping Space For Kids
Confectioner Bakes Stories From Pies That Are Too Beautiful To Eat
A Plush Vincent Van Gogh Doll That Comes With A Detachable Left Ear
Artists Builds Tiny Tree-Houses Around Common House Plants And It’s Awesome!
These Super Realistic Custom-Made Pet Replica Masks Are A Sweet Spot Between Cute And Frightening
20 Wooden Sculptures That Are So Realistic They’ll Leave Everyone With Goosebumps
Japanese Illustrator’s Charming Key Chain Design Gives You a Travel Companion to Paint with Nature
Unleash Your Inner Mermaid With This Cozy Fish Tail Blanket
South African Artist Creates Fantastic Life-Sized Cake Sculptures