How these 3 women are making vitiligo the new cool

Farida Dawkins January 10, 2018
Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: January 10, 2018

Chantelle Brown-Young

Chantelle Brown-Young, also known as Winnie Harlow, is a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model cycle 21 and now signed with The Squad – an agency based in London. The spokesperson and activist is a Canadian of Jamaican descent. Young had her share of discrimination which resulted in her changing schools several times and incidents of bullying which includes her being “mooooooed” at upon her entrance in her then school auditorium.

Don’t put her in a box because she will clearly tell you to move out of the way. She exemplified this notion when she gave a TedTalk that explained how individuals shouldn’t be put into categories as each person is uniquely beautiful. She talks of the need of those with the skin disease to step out into the spotlight and foster a collective change when she says “If humans want to see the same types of people over and over that’s what industries will give us. If we want to see something different that’s what they’ll have to give us.”


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