Facts about albinism

Albinism affects the production of melanin - the pigment that gives eyes, skin and hair its colourPeople with albinism have a reduced amount of melanin or no melanin at all and often have very pale hair, skin and eyesThe prevalence of albinism varies across the world. About one in every 17,000 people in the UK … Continue reading Facts about albinism

Read the inspiring story of an abandoned child who became a Vogue model

When Xueli was a baby her parents left her on the ground outside an orphanage. In China, albinism is seen by some as a curse. The rare genetic condition causes a lack of pigment which makes Xueli's skin and hair very pale and also makes her extremely sensitive to sunlight. But looking different led Xueli … Continue reading Read the inspiring story of an abandoned child who became a Vogue model

Albinism Awareness Day 2019 – “The world needs Albinos, too”

People with albinism face multiple forms of discrimination worldwide. Albinism is still profoundly misunderstood, socially and medically. The physical appearance of persons with albinism is often the object of erroneous beliefs and myths influenced by superstition, which foster their marginalization and social exclusion. This leads to various forms of stigma and discrimination. In some communities, … Continue reading Albinism Awareness Day 2019 – “The world needs Albinos, too”