Over time, Angela has taken back the label that defined her, like so many people we support across Certitude.
She started by modelling for Vitiligo Society UK, a campaign that spreads awareness about her condition.
“Given the roller-coaster of emotions I have been through from first seeing, hiding, accepting and now exposing my Vitiligo, I can’t imagine what or even who I’d be without it. On a bad day, it feels like as if I’m losing my identity, but when I really think about it, my Vitiligo has become my identity.”
Recently Angela was asked by an international model to be featured in her book, ‘She Wants To Move’. The book consists of 186 game-changing females from around the world, sharing their experiences and inspirational messages to support others who may need it.
Angela says that spreading awareness, as well as support and encouragement, is natural to her, and that her Certitude journey has played a huge part in the work she has gone on to do.
“My work through Certitude has definitely made me more confident in the outside world. I have grown through connecting with other non-judgemental individuals throughout the organisation, who have all seen me for what I am worth and not what I look like. This was also a starting point of my journey of self-love and acceptance of my Vitiligo.”