Chers amis ce 23 juin 2018 soyez nombreux à venir à l'auditorium de l'université de Thiès pour soutenir la Fédération des Albinos du Sénegal. Cette communauté victime de discrimination et même de persécution mérite toute notre attention au moment où ils prennent leur courage à deux mains pour célébrer leur journée internationale et lutter contre la marginalisation dont ils sont victimes. Renseignements au 77 419 38 43. #albinisme#albinosdusenegal#soyonssolidaires#thies#journeeinternationaledesalbinos#albinism
Hi there, welcome to Friends of Albinos!
An online community for individuals with Albinism. Where I hope to encourage others with Albinism by sharing my experiences.
The vision is for people with Albinism to share their stories and grow together in accepting themselves as the beautiful and unique people they are. This will also extend to those around us. Friends, families, our loved ones. As I know first hand how daunting this can be for them also.
Non-albinos will also be welcomed, in hopes of debunking myths about albinism and normalising it. Therefore, join me on this journey, let's build something that will last and will uplift us all.
Do like, share and follow (only if you want to though 😉) #HereWeGo#Albinism#Challenger#GameChanger#WatchThisSpace#FriendsofAlbinos#FOA#BeAFriend#Follow#Like#Share#Community#Acceptance#Encourage
Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix // Deepa Pullan sits in the late afternoon sun near her home in Delhi, India. Deepa has albinism, a rare condition caused by a recessive genetic trait which leads to little or no melanin, or pigment, in the skin, hair, and eyes. Today, June 13, is International Albinism Awareness Day. While albinism can be found in living beings across the globe, its occurrence varies greatly. For instance, albinism is more widespread in Tanzania than in any other country. About one in 1,400 people there is born with the trait, and about one in 17 carries the recessive gene. In Europe and North America the rate is only one in 20,000. On the San Blas Archipelago off Panama, the rate among the Guna people is a staggering one in 70. Sadly, people with albinism face struggles no matter where live. They are commonly discriminated against and their low vision — a result of the lack of pigment in the eyes — often leave people with albinism legally blind, often without accommodations in school or the rest of society to make their lives more accessible. They are also more susceptible to skin cancer and in many places don’t have access to sunscreen. In the worst cases, they are hunted for their body parts by those who mistakingly think magic positions made of them will bring them good fortune. For more information about albinism, please visit @noahalbinism. #inmyskiniwin#albinism#beauty#color