Stop Asking Parents of Kids With Skin Conditions if They’re “Contagious”

Photos were posted on 18 Aug 2017 at 8:58pm

When I look back at my childhood, it’s so easy to go into “pity partymode remembering all the woes that come as a result of being born with a skin condition: the thoughtless and often cruel comments from kids, the myriad missed social activities, the way my catholic school classmates wouldn’t shake my hand during “peace be with you.” (Psh, little did they know I’d get hired at Allure and have access to all the hand cream my heart desires one day.)

What I realize now that I’m older — and hopefully a bit wiser — is that my mother deserved…

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