Meet 37-year-old woman named Iomikoe Johnson, from Louisiana, USA, who just did a nu de photo shoot as she embraces a rare skin condition that is gradually turning her black skin to white.
“I got vitiligo when I was twenty-five-years-old and I’ll never forget it, I was devastated, 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 colours, 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. People used to look at my hands and not want to touch me and they didn’t want to shake my hand. People stared and said very mean, disrespectful things to me and children were afraid of me.”
Iomikoe who wants others to embrace who they are has non-stop segmental vitiligo which has turned into universal vitiligo which will see her body turn completely white.