Looking for cozy winter wear? Anisa Torres has some inspiration for you. Having lived with vitiligo for twenty years, she knows a thing or two about dressing to hide your spots – and dressing with confidence.
Name: Anisa Torres
Location: Denver, Colorado
How long have you lived with vitiligo?
“Since I was three years old. The effect it has on my life now is minimal compared to the effect it used to have…I’m so much more accepting of it 20 years later. It’s opened many doors for me in the modeling world. “If you told me I’d be modeling when I was 13, I would’ve never believed you! I was very insecure but now I shine.”
Does vitiligo impact your style?
“Having vitiligo used to impact the way I dress because I was always trying to hide it. I didn’t own a pair of a shorts or skirts because I have it on my legs. If I wore a dress I always had tights on. I can honestly say the thought of hiding my vitiligo doesn’t cross my mind anymore. I dress for comfort and to showcase my own personal style.”
“What I love about sweaters is how cozy they are. I recommend styling a cozy, oversize sweater with some jeggings and combat boots. Perfect outfit for going out to lunch or running to the grocery store.”
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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.