Erika Page

Erika Page is the Founder and Editor of Living Dappled. After getting vitiligo at the age of seven, she lost 100% of her pigment to the condition and today lives with universal vitiligo.

Tiffany Posteraro Grant

Tiffany Posteraro Grant is a New York based entrepreneur and owner of Perfect Penguin Consulting, a digital dating consultation company. In her free time, she enjoys fitness, reading and time spent with her husband and two corgis.

Alicia Roufs

Alicia Roufs is the chapter leader of VITFriends Minnesota and has been living with vitiligo since she was 3 months old. She lives in Minnesota with her husband Dominic, son Herbie, and their dog Ronnie.

Julie Hartley

Julie Hartley is a proud mom to Leah who has vitiligo. Leah loves animals, art and playing with friends. Julie lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband Chad, son Chase and Leah.

Deepa Mistry

Deepa Mistry is a college student from New York studying biochemistry and economics who finds her vitiligo to be a blessing in disguise. What used to be a burden has now become a pillar of strength and she hopes to inspire others to find content with their vitiligo. She enjoys writing and dancing.

Simone Girma

Simone Girma is an LA-based communications graduate working for NBC. She’s lived with vitiligo for ten years and has learned how to appreciate the story of her skin – something she aims to share with readers.

Sara Conley

Sara is vitiligo mom and patient providing support, community and awareness for vitiligo in Phoenix, Arizona. She and her son, Titus, were diagnosed in the spring of 2018. Find her on Instagram at @vitiligofamily.

Karen Ruffin

Karen Ruffin is a writer and interior decorator in Atlanta, GA. She has had non-segmental vitiligo for 47 years, starting when she was 7. As a contributor to Living Dappled, she shares her journey and perspective on how to live well with vitiligo.

Jake Besch-Stokes

Jake Besch-Stokes is a medical student from Phoenix, Arizona. He is pursuing a career in dermatology and has an interest in dermatologic autoimmune disorders and cutaneous lymphomas. When he’s not studying, he enjoys woodworking, and exploring Arizona. He can be reached at

Makalah Moore

Makalah Moore is a writer based in Massachusetts who has lived with vitiligo for sixteen years. In her free time she enjoys reading, photography and spending time with friends and family. Find her on instagram

Meera Patel

Meera is a medical student from San Diego, California who plans to pursue a career as a dermatologist. She hopes to help navigate her patients through challenging and uncertain times through support, education and empathy. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Ogechukwu Opaigbeogu

Ogechukwu (Oge) Opaigbeogu is a second-year medical student originally from P.G. County, Maryland. She has an interest in pigmentation disorders, clinical dermatology and all things hair. In her spare time, she loves to watch old movies and dance. She can be reached at