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24-year-old Leonidah stood out from the moment she was born. She has albinism, a rare condition which makes her skin fair. She knows what it’s like to be stigmatized and is fighting for acceptance in Nairobi, Kenya.
To be accepted for who she is and what she looks like - that’s what Leonidah wants. The 24-year-old lives in Nairobi, Kenya, and has albinism. In the past decades, this rare genetic condition was almost equivalent to a death sentence. People with albinism were persecuted, mutilated and killed. Leonidah knows this all too well. She can’t find a job and is afraid to go out alone at night. But she’s hanging in there.