By Emily James For Dailymail. A woman suffering from vitilago, a pigment disorder which causes white patches to form on her face and body, says that her rare skin tone not only makes her feel beautiful and exotic, but also makes her all the more attractive to men. Takeisha Archbald, from Wilmington, Delaware, who is known to her friends as Archie, is African-American, but has white patches covering her nose, lips, breasts, knees and back. The year-old mother-of-two suffers from vitiligo, a condition that makes the skin lose its normal pigment and develop pale marks. But while many women might be inclined to try and conceal, or cover up the eye-catching condition, Archie says that she loves the attention it brings, particularly from men, and she can't get enough of flaunting her unique white patches. Scroll down for video.
Ashley Soto, 21, was years-old when she developed the skin condition, which Michael Jackson also suffered from. The condition caused pale white patches to appear on her skin because her body is lacking in melanin - the chemical that gives human hair, skin and eyes their colour. After her diagnosss, an embarrassed Ashley, from Orlando in Florida, USA, spent most of her time indoors, avoiding people and wearing long sleeves to hide her skin - even in 40 degree summer heat. Up until April last year she refused to wear a bikini or go swimming after a cruel stranger at a pool accused her of "showering in bleach" when she was just But after years of suffering from anxiety and feeling too afraid to face the outside world without her mum, Ashley has finally embraced her appearance. She proudly posted candid photos to over 10, followers on social media that reveal the light patches on her body.
Ashley Soto was just 12 years old when she was diagnosed with vitiligo , a condition that causes the skin to lose pigmentation in characteristic splotches all over the body. Determined to hide her skin, Soto committed to wearing pants and long sleeves every day. Today, nearly a decade later, Soto is a body-positive social media star with more than 81, followers on Instagram , known specifically for showing off her vitiligo through body art.
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