For children of the '90s, vitiligo conjures up one image: Michael Jackson. Questions about the pop star's rapidly lightening skin color led him to reveal that he lived with the rare skin disorder, which causes white patches of skin to appear on various parts of the body.
While Jackson may be the most notable case of vitiligo, he is not the only one. It’s estimated that between 2 and 5 million Americans currently live with the disorder. While vitiligo may cause many people to feel self-conscious, it is also a source of pride for others.