|Why does Mrs. Nutt have white skin and dark skin?|
The skin condition I have is called Vitiligo. This means that I lose pigmentation in my skin. It started when I was in my late 20s. I also have thyroidism which is connected to my Vitilgo skin condition.
The book that you see pictured on the left is by Lori Mitchell. She has a daughter who started having Vitiligo when she was about 8 months old. To help others learn about Vitilgo, she wrote a book about her daughter, April. She wanted to teach April and others that everyone is different and unique in their own way.
I read this book, show a video made my April and Lori Mitchell, and let kids touch my skin on the first day of school so my students understand a little bit more about Vitiligo and that it is not contagious.
Feel free to ask me any questions you have about Vitiligo. My goal is to some day write a children's book about Vitilgo to teach them more about it and that kids who have Vitilgo just want to fit in.