Living Dappled was founded by Erika Page, a Virginia-based writer who has lived with vitiligo for more than two decades. After getting vitiligo when she was seven years old, Erika struggled mentally but didn’t let her skin stop her from building the life she wanted. Today, vitiligo has taken over her skin – making her a small percentage of the 1% of those with vitiligo. Surprised by the lack of resources for those with vitiligo, Erika combined her passion for writing with her unique perspective on living with vitiligo to create Living Dappled.
“I lost 100% of my skin’s pigment to vitiligo – but I never let it change my life, despite the deep emotional pain and self-bullying that came with it. There is a better way to live with vitiligo – and I’ve found that now. My goal is to create the platform I wish I had as a girl growing up with vitiligo – because no one should ever feel alone in this.”