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Model with a world map on the body: Ashley Soto

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Vitiligo is a disease that affects only 1% of the world's population, including the American Ashley Soto.

The disease was diagnosed when Ashley was only twelve, and it all started with a small spot on the neck, but after a couple of years three quarters of Soto's body was left without skin pigment.

The girl constantly endured ridicule and mockery of herself, as a result of which she tried to hide her body behind long sleeves and high collars, but by the age of 20, the owner of an unusual ailment could not only love her skin, but also turn it into art by taking the pseudonym Ash Soto .

Ashley began to trace the surviving skin and upload photos to her instagram. This body art has interested many, and now there are about 150 thousand subscribers on the girl’s social network.

The main idea in the photographs of the model is the demonstration of the majority of its own body as evidence that vitiligo sufferers can also be sexy and attractive, therefore, in almost all publications, Ash appears in underwear.

The idea of ​​doing body art came to Soto completely by accident - during the depression the girl was so angry with her illness that she turned over the spots with a black marker. But when she looked at herself in the mirror, inspiration came and disgust at her appearance was replaced by admiration.

An association of a picture on the body with a world map immediately came to Ash’s head, and the model decided to try to turn itself into an art object. Since then, Soto has been drawing various pictures on himself, cartoons, comics and other funny illustrations.

By chance, the girl, brought to the boiling point by ridicule and oppression from others, was able not only to accept her, as she thought, flaw, but also to turn it into a real work of art.

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