These #TeamVitiligo Beauties Pose for Meaningful Portrait

These beauties pose for a shot that has opened the eyes of many. (Photo: Instagram/Byjuliocesar)
These beauties pose for a shot that has opened the eyes of many. (Photo: Instagram/Byjuliocesar)

Venezuelan beauty Génesis Castillo has an incurable skin disease, vitiligo, that she embraces wholeheartedly — and she encourages others to do the same.

Castillo posted a gorgeous portrait of her and another model with vitiligo on Instagram Monday. Both models are wearing blue denim jeans and cropped black tube tops. Her caption began with a powerful message that reads, (English translation) “Vitiligo is a condition that does not make us different, it makes us special.” The first sentence alone is a lovely reminder to anyone living with the condition that they shouldn’t see themselves as any different from the norm or peculiar, but should seem themselves as unique and extraordinary.

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Castillo continued, “This is a small preview of the photos we will present for our awareness campaign and education about vitiligo,” and followed with hashtags such as #TeamVitiligo and #NoCureDontCare #Vitiligo.

While this is only a sneak peek of what Castillo has in the works for her campaign, one can only imagine how many more stunning photos are on the way and the laudable message that will inspire others who also have vitiligo. Scroll down to see just how amazing this young lady is, as well as some other commendable people who are all #teamvitilgo.

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Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty:

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Woman Who Turns Her Vitiligo Into Art Is Happy Her Story Is Helping So Many
What It Is Really Like Living With Vitiligo

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