Even the smallest amount of acne can make quite a few of us feel uncomfortable with ourselves. So think about how children who are suffering from Vitiligo which causes patches on their skin, feel as they get older. It became extremely well known when celebrities, most famously Michael Jackson, developed the condition and spread awareness about its existence.
An auto-immune disorder causes this disease which destroys the substances in our body. These substances are responsible for producing the pigmentation that colors our skin. It can affect a person no matter how old they are. While it doesn’t actually hurt to have vitiligo, those suffering from it are often horrendously bullied, especially when they are younger. Children can be brutal bullies, especially when they do not understand why a person looks or acts differently from them.
Society, in general, doesn’t look kindly on people who don’t look the same as everyone else. So Kay Black, the founder of Kay Customz, has started designing specially made dolls which look like they have the disease in order to help young girls feel comfortable with the way they look. She makes all the dolls with unique features that look like real-life people with vitiligo.
Each piece is lovingly handmade and it is long and painstaking work to create the skin patterns on each doll but Kay Black says that it’s worth it. Her endeavor is making the world brighter for many who have felt self-conscious about their looks for a huge part of their lives or who have been made to do so by others. Black has stated that she loves her work and each unique doll she creates makes her proud. You can follow her on Instagram to receive updates on her work.