Skin Deep

Skin Deep, A Child's story

When Phyllis was diagnosed with vitiligo nearly thirty years ago, she tried various

treatments to regain her skin color. None were successful, and she eventually learned to live with it and to develop a positive attitude about it. She concluded that she could be so much worse off! This was by no means the most devastating condition from which she could suffer. But it did make her begin to wonder what it would be like if the majority of the population had vitiligo, white spots, thus making it the norm. If almost everyone had it, those with no spots would be viewed as “different.” Would they be ridiculed or accepted by the majority? The concept for this book was born from that thought. This is a positive book with a happy outcome. It addresses the issues of bullying and ostracism which, ultimately, lead to high self esteem and acceptance!