$60.00 – $75.00
National Vitiligo Bond Foundation Campaign
Campaign ends May 6, 2019
(each limited edition print sold, benefits the foundation)
Edition of 25
12×16 inches or 18×24 inches
Printed on quality heavy weight acid-free matte paper.
Signed by Nicole Troup, numbered and dated for authenticity. Matte and frame not included.
Please allow up to 10 days for shipping and handling. Shipped in a tube package.
Inspiration for “Vitiligo Beauty”
This print “Vitiligo Beauty” is part of my new series titled “Redefining Beauty” which challenges what society believes “real beauty” is. It gives a voice to those who are not often represented in our culture. Winnie Harlow is the subject for this painting. She is a Canadian fashion model and public spokesperson on the skin condition vitiligo. She gained prominence as a contestant on the twenty-first cycle of the U.S. television series America’s Next Top Model due to her condition.
Artist, Nicole Troup, chose her in this series, because she has something precious and valuable to offer those who struggle with their appearance; hope and self acceptance. If Winnie can learn to love and accept herself while living with a rare skin condition, then we can all learn to see the beauty in ourselves.
This print makes a powerful statement, encouraging you to embrace your unique beauty and love yourself for who you are.
About the National Vitiligo Bond Inc Foundation
Founded in November 2010, Vitiligo Bond Inc. (VBI) is a registered nonprofit 501c(3) organization that aims to provide support for those living with vitiligo. VBI has grown into a worldwide support group, through its Facebook and social media presence. As an advocacy organization, VBI is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for vitiligo; increasing awareness of vitiligo spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of youth and adults with vitiligo and their families.
Natasha Pierre McCarthy, founder of VBI, is a current vitiligan. Her experience in living with the skin disorder has given her the passion and understanding of vitiligo. Natasha has experienced the discrimination that is caused by vitiligo. Natasha hopes that with support from Vitiligo Bond’s social activities that it provides and outlet to her members and improves and impacts their quality of life.
VBI continues to grow in popularity with each passing day. Outreach efforts have made the public more aware and empathetic about the skin disorder. VBI’s social media presence provides hundreds of vitiligans worldwide to access with a private VBI Facebook support group. VBI supporters are proud of the organization’s many accomplishments and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.
|Dimensions||24 × 4 × 4 in|
12×16 inches, 18×24 inches