Many of you already know my skin writing story, but here’s some background for those of you that aren’t familiar with me yet. I was officially diagnosed with dermatographia back in 2004 (wow it’s been 13 years!), but I had it for close to 10 years before then. Like many other people with dermatographia, I
“My skin inspires me in a way that I can’t really put into words. It gives me a whole range of opportunities, not only in learning how my body and my skin work, but my place as an artist and discovering the things that interest me to work with. The skin is the largest
“My name is Emily, I’m 17 years old and I live in Missouri. I will be starting my senior year of high school this fall, and hope to be an English teacher when I grow up. I started noticed the bumps on my skin about a month before my diagnosis. They were white, and looked
Vivian Lin is an industrial design student at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver, Canada), and is always inspired by her experience in her own skin. While she doesn’t have dermatographia, she is still sensitive to the way people perceive others with a skin condition. She grew up with severe
Can you read the message my heart has etched on my skin, this petal-thin map? -Jeannine Hall Gailey (excerpt from “Introduction to Dermatographia“) I came across Jeannine Hall Gailey’s lovely poem “Introduction to Dermatographia” in an online magazine called The Freeman.