Top model Winnie Harlow took to Instagram to call out the Evening Standard for labeling her a “Canadian vitiligo sufferer.”
Harlow is a fashion pioneer as the first model with vitiligo to each achieve such career heights and visibility. However, she often stresses that her condition doesn’t define her as a person, or as a model.
“I’m not a “Vitiligo Sufferer”. I’m not a “Vitiligo model”. I am Winnie,” Harlow wrote. “I am a model. And i happen to have Vitiligo. Stop putting these titles on me or anyone else. I AM NOT SUFFERING! If anything I’m SUCCEEDING at showing people that their differences don’t make them WHO they are! All our differences are apart of who we are but they don’t define us!”
“Do you see me suffering?,” she added. “The only thing I’m Suffering from are your headlines and the closed minds of humans who have one beauty standard locked into their minds when there are multiple standards of beauty!”
In the past Harlow has admitted to being “sick” of talking about her skin.