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Mother, 33, with vitiligo shares photos to celebrate her uniqueness and empower women

Mother, 33, with vitiligo shares photos to celebrate her uniqueness and empower women

- A mother with vitiligo faced bullying while growing up

- She has since embraced her skin condition

- She has shared stunning photos on Instagram to empower unique women

A mother in Los Angeles, US who endured bullying while growing up due to vitiligo is using her unique looks to help empower women with similar conditions.

Bullies often called Tanesha Brown, 33, a "Dalmatian" because of the white patches on her skin.

However, she has since embraced her condition and has shared stunning photos on Instagram to spread awareness that one can live a normal life with vitiligo.

Mother, 33, with vitiligo shares photos to celebrate her uniqueness and empower women

Tanesha Brown often faced bullying as a result of her vitiligo while growing up

Tanesha, a former policeman, is now a makeup artist and is proud of her distinctive looks.

She said in an interview: "I'm different. That's the best part, I don't ever have to walk in to a party and feel like somebody is going to be there looking like me."

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Mother, 33, with vitiligo shares photos to celebrate her uniqueness and empower women

Tanesha has now embraced her unique look and is proud of it

She added: "They might have on the same dress as me, but they'll never look like me and I embrace that I look different from everybody else."

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She said had vitiligo since she was five years old and had self-esteem problems, causing her to wear thick makeup to hide her condition.

Mother, 33, with vitiligo shares photos to celebrate her uniqueness and empower women

Tanesha suffered from low self-esteem until she became pregnant with her twins, now aged 12

However, this changed when she became pregnant at the age of 20, as she finally came to terms with vitiligo.

She said: "I kind of got comfortable with the fact that I was going to lose my colour. I accepted that I wasn't going be the girl that I was born and that was when I started to really embrace it as it was."

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Mother, 33, with vitiligo shares photos to celebrate her uniqueness and empower women

Tanesha now uses her Instagram account to inspire women to love herself

Tanesha now uses her Instagram page, Vitiligo Queen, to inspire women in general and those with skin conditions like hers to love themselves.

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She concluded: "It's important to embrace our uniqueness and accept ourselves completely because that's who we are."

Watch more about her in the video below.

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