Xueli Abbing, a 16-year-old girl born with albinism in China, was abandoned by her parents at an orphanage due to her unique appearance. Fortunately, a loving Dutch family adopted her, providing her with the care and support she needed.
Despite facing stigmatization and discrimination due to her albinism, Abbing’s life took a positive turn when she was approached by a designer in Hong Kong for a modeling opportunity. She participated in a photo session titled “perfect imperfections,” which led to an appearance in Vogue Italia in June 2019.
While some models with albinism are portrayed as angels or ghosts, Abbing aims to break such stereotypes and promote acceptance of diversity in the media. She wants to use modeling to raise awareness about albinism, emphasizing that it is a genetic disorder and not a curse. Abbing believes that inner beauty and people’s voices are more important than physical appearances.
Her ultimate goal is to make a difference in how society perceives individuals with albinism and put an end to the violence and discrimination they face. She is determined to change the world and create a more accepting and inclusive environment for everyone.
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