Vitiligo and Identity

Tissera, Kristin A.

2020

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  • Vitiligo is an auto-immune condition that causes depigmentation of the skin patch-by-patch. This research is based on interviews with twelve people affected by vitiligo to try to understand how losing one's pigment might correlate to losing one's identity. The experience of having vitiligo is multi-layered, though the condition is considered "cosmetic" by insurance companies and physicians alike. ... read more
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