The Blog

Living Dappled is a lifestyle blog for girls and women with vitiligo.

 

We believe that every girl with vitiligo can choose to love her life, spots and all. Whether we’re seeking treatment, wearing tanner or showing off our spots, the reality is that happiness is a choice and we can choose to own our spots. It’s a decision we make every moment, every minute and every day, to be a stronger, happier and healthier version of ourselves.

 

Being a girl with vitiligo isn’t easy and that’s why we’re here. We’ll celebrate our success stories, talk about tough times, share tips on living with spots and be the support we need for each other.

 

Join us in writing our vitiligo story – read along, write a guest post, share your story and be a voice in our conversations.

 

Join us in 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.

Native Ads

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!

Images

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.