By Emily Chan For Mailonline. Two teenage girls with albinism have revealed how they've become best friends - and have gained confidence thanks to their love of fashion. The teenagers explained how they have become firm friends, as they both understand what it's like to have the condition. The pair - who share a love of fashion - have set up a joint Instagram account, which has over 10, followers. Lucy right and Sammy left, pictured modelling headpieces explained how their love of fashion has helped them gain confidence. The teenagers recently posed for a photoshoot, in which they donned flower crowns and ethereal dresses.
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Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. When photographer Yulia Taits posted her hypnotizing photo series that capture the beauty of Albino people , it inspired us to look further and find more people with Albinism. As you may already know, Albinism is a rare condition which results in the absence of pigment in hair, eyes, and skin. However, it's not only the appearance, though, the Albinos often suffer from vision problems and sometimes even blindness. These issues can lead to isolation, making the works of artists like Yulia even more important.
Teenage albino model: 'I'm thankful for my skin tone'
Christelle Mengue, of Sutton, Surrey, spent years dying her hair and wearing dark make up to mask her white skin now acts as an advocate for others with albinism and embraces her skin. An albino woman taunted because of her skin has defied negative comments from people who believed she was 'cursed' by becoming a model. Christelle Mengue, 29, was born in Cameroon, Africa but raised in Paris, France as her family decided it was best for her safety to live with family there because people believed she was 'cursed' by a witch. But the big move didn't make it any easier for Christelle because she felt rejected by both the black and white communities. She spent her teenage years dying her hair and wearing dark make up to mask her white skin after being mocked by bullies.
Albinism is a congenital disorder characterized in humans by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. Albinism is associated with a number of vision defects, such as photophobia , nystagmus , and amblyopia. Lack of skin pigmentation makes for more susceptibility to sunburn and skin cancers.