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Updated on Nov 9, 2018. Posted on Mar 15, 2017

A Girl Turned Her Body Into Amazing Artwork After Being Bullied For Having Vitiligo

Turning lemons into lemonade never looked so good.

Ash Soto was only 12 when she was diagnosed with vitiligo, a rare condition that causes patches of skin to lose pigmentation.

When her vitiligo started spreading, the bullying quickly began. She started covering her body after a little girl asked if Soto had "taken a shower in bleach" after seeing her in a bikini.

But now, the 21-year-old has a positive outlook on her appearance, and has been documenting the importance of self-love on social media.

@radiantbambi / instagram.com
@radiantbambi / instagram.com

"It took me a long time to share my true self. I decided to post when I felt like I was strong enough and mentally able to handle the reaction, which ever way I was meant to receive it," she told A Plus.

She started using her body as a canvas by tracing her vitiligo to create gorgeous works of art. They are part of a project she calls "The Marker Chronicles."

@radiantbambi / instagram.com
@radiantbambi / instagram.com

She uses what others perceive as imperfections to create art.

Ash hopes to keep spreading her message of self-love and inspiring others to accept themselves for who they are.

Keep slaying, bb.