The Blog

Welcome to Living Dappled!

Whether you’re newly diagnosed, a long-time ‘dappled darling,’ or a friend or advocate for vitiligo, you’ve come to the right place – and we’re glad you’re here.
Living with vitiligo can be difficult. It’s an unexpected change that can rob you of feelings of control and confidence. It can destroy your notions of beauty and identity. And in many ways, it can turn your everyday life upside down. We know this – because we’ve lived it.
That’s why we’re imagining life with vitiligo. By bringing you the latest news on treatments, makeup, advocacy and personal stories, we hope to arm you with the information, inspiration and support you need to take on vitiligo with confidence.
Thanks for being a part of Living Dappled.

Our Manifesto

We’re girls who own our spots.


Our vitiligo doesn’t define us – it’s just a part of who we are.

Whether we’re seeking treatment, wearing tanner or showing our spots, we know that a dappled life is about more than makeup and medicine – it’s about a change of heart.

We choose happiness, seek courage and build confidence.

We wear shorts in the summer and smile at people who stare.

We believe beautiful is about loving the girl in the mirror.

We’re rewriting the vitiligo success story.

We’re living dappled.

The Founder

Meet Living Dappled Founder and Editor Erika Page.


Erika Page is a writer and blogger with universal vitiligo. Her first spots appeared on her spine when she was seven years old and today vitiligo covers her entire body. Based just south of Washington, D.C., Erika founded Living Dappled to create a community of inspiration and hope for girls and women living with vitiligo.



As the editor-in-chief, Erika puts her seven years of marketing and PR experience to work for the vitiligo community, overseeing branding, story development and marketing. In between, she shares research, news and personal stories and perspectives in posts like The Difference Between Vitiligo and Albinism and Why it Matters and The Secret to Being “Strong Enough” to Live with Vitiligo.

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Just a note about ads on our site…


In order to provide content free of charge to readers, this site does include sponsored content. Living Dappled is also a member of several affiliate programs and may make a commission on clicks and purchases from some links within this site and related social media properties (Facebook and Instagram). We strive to work with brands and organizations that represent the opinions of our featured community members and fit the collective lifestyle of girls and women with vitiligo. We will always be transparent with readers when working with brands by posting in the blogs when paid content is included. Thanks for supporting the brands that support us!


Help us credit our contributors!


Living Dappled relies heavily on user-generated photography to tell the vitiligo story. We make an effort to ask for permission to use images or purchase the appropriate rights. To the best of our ability, every image on this blog has been properly credited and linked back to the original owner. If you find an image that is not properly attributed, please contact us and we will fix it as soon as possible.