Bashir Aziz had vitiligo ever since he could remember. Although it made him different from the other kids, he learned to accept his skin and love himself for it.
But when his skin started changing years later, he didn’t know how to feel about it.
In the video below, Bashir explains, “I was bullied for a bit. People would call me, like say, a ‘cow’ or a ‘zebra.’ It did have an impact on me, like all the name calling because it would affect anybody’s confidence, just as bullying does.”
His mom tried covering his vitiligo with makeup, but that didn’t really help him feel his best.
Over the years, Bashir learned to accept himself for exactly who he is — patches and all. He says, “You have to love yourself, and that way, people just love you.”
The 23-year-old even found a new passion working as a model! However, his vitiligo slowly faded to nearly 40% within the past few years. Bashir felt like he wouldn’t be as special if his skin fully cleared up.
Now, as the vitiligo fades, Bashir feels a little disheartened, but remembers that it’s just his body at work.
What do you think of Bashir’s desire to keep his multi-toned skin?
Check out what Bashir’s skin looks like today in the video below, and please SHARE if you’re glad he’s so proud of his unique skin!
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