Vitiligo Is My Superpower

Phelix Owiny

‘Vitiligo is my Superpower’ is a photo series inspired by the urge to create more awareness of vitiligo through photography. I love art and use it as a tool to create vitiligo awareness. I usually tell my story through pictures and these stories and works of art have helped people living with vitiligo in Kenya and beyond realise how unique, rare and beautiful they are in their skin and this has helped reduce the stigma around vitiligo. Moving forward, I would love if there can be more inclusive spaces where people with vitiligo do not face any form of discrimination be it in the workplace, school or any other place.

Phelix Owiny is a commercial and fashion model, he is also a biomedical engineer based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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