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.
"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."
She uses what others perceive as imperfections to create art.