My little friend Aurora was recently discriminated against when she went to get a pedicure at nail salon. The nail technicians would not give her a pedicure and pointed, laughed and whispered about her. The nail salon owners have denied this ever happened, and have put up a video of the incident without Aurora’s or her parents’ permission. Terrible.
It breaks my heart to know that children face this discrimination and exclusion because of their skin. These situations are the reason we need to raise awareness about this rare severe skin condition – to show that it’s not contagious and that everyone deserves some pampering.
She and I met in Chicago last year – I miss her and her brothers a lot. You can read her story from last year here.
Say hi to Aurora again. And please, if you work in the beauty industry, take the time to listen to clients who might look a little different from you.
I’m going to tell you about my story at the McHenry Nail and Spa.
I was going to get my nails done and I was really excited to go. We went in the store and a high school girl took me to my chair and started to get the water ready. I forgot my nail polish so she picked out a color that I liked.
May is Ichthyosis Awareness Month – I am sharing stories of people who have experienced Ichthyosis. Read all stories in the Ichthyosis Awareness Month Blog Project here.