Twins with albinism are using fashion to change attitudes towards this disability
Rosemary and Christina Alubankudi Ajiboye are from New York. The twins, who are 24 years old, love fashion. They also have albinism. Their aim is to make people with albinism proud of the skin they were born in. They are doing this through fashion.
The chances of twins being born with albinism are very rare. Both Rosemary and Christina were born with this genetic condition. Albinism is caused by partial or complete lack of melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives hair, skin and eyes their color.
They faced some discrimination in school. Things changed when they went to college. There people were more open-minded.
Their message to people with albinism is to embrace their skin and beauty. They want to tell them to improve themselves to gain confidence.
Rosemary and Christina have been hooked to fashion since they were kids. Now they have taken to blogging about their outfits as a creative outlet.
Going ahead, they plan to start their own fashion brand to show more of albinism in the fashion industry.