Albinism is a rare, genetic, lifelong disorder that affects people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds worldwide. It causes the skin, hair, and eyes to produce less melanin, which results in a light color or no color at all. Unfortunately, stigmatization of those with the illness is common, especially in developing nations.
A girl with albinism was born in China about 16 years ago, but her parents decided not to bring her home after noticing her white skin. Sadly, the infant ended up in an orphanage only a few days after her birth. The orphanage staff, who gave her the name Xueli, which is Chinese for “snow white and beautiful,” felt bad for her because this sounded awful. They had no idea, though, that she would be adopted by a caring Dutch family who would give her a wonderful childhood.
When Xueli was 11 years old, a well-known Hong Kong photographer spotted her and requested her to participate in a campaign that featured a variety of individuals, each of whom was attractive in their own way.
In a BBC interview, Xueli Abbing remarked, “She called the campaign ‘perfect imperfections’ and asked if I wanted to join her fashion show in Hong Kong.” It was a fantastic experience.
Some persons with albinism have had their fingers, limbs, or legs amputated since it is thought in some cultures that those with the condition have healing qualities in their bones.
Knowing this, Xueli declares that she was fortunate to have been abandoned only.
After her pictures appeared on social media, a London-based photographer took Xueli under her wing and worked to get her on the cover of Vogue Italia magazine’s June 2019 issue.
This beauty remembered, “At the time, I didn’t know what an important magazine it was and it took me a while to understand why people got so excited about it.”
“There are still models who are like eight foot two and skinny, but now people with disabilities or differences are featured more in the media and this is great — but it should be normal,” she remarked in the interview.
She stated in an interview that she may pay more attention to people’s voices and what they have to say because she is unable to see anything clearly. “Therefore, I place more value on their inner beauty.”
Xueli is making every effort to increase public understanding of those who are albino.
In order to raise awareness of albinism and to emphasize that it is a hereditary illness rather than a curse, she wants to use modeling. “It’s better to refer to it as ‘a person with albinism’ rather than ‘an albino’ because the latter makes it sound as though it determines who you are.
“I won’t consent to the idea that children are being killed because they are albinos. She continued, “I want to transform the world.
We are very grateful that there are individuals like this 16-year-old beauty who show us that it is the diversity that gives the planet its stunning variety.
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