Young children’s lives are mainly impacted by their parents. Children depend on their parents to give them the love and protection they need to be happy and healthy, as well as to grow and develop properly, from the moment of birth.

Our emotional and physical health may suffer if we are forced to grow up without our parents for whatever reason.

The parents of Xueli Abbing, a 16-year-old girl born in China, abandoned her. She was abandoned at an orphanage door on the assumption that she looked too “weird.”

The orphanage personnel gave her the name “Xueli” with a very special meaning related to her appearance. Snow white is Xue, and beautiful is Li. There isn’t a name I can think of for this lovely child who was born with albinism.

A genetic disease called albinism causes the skin, hair, and eyes to produce less melanin, which causes them to be light in color or to have no color at all.

She was raised with love and care by a lovely Dutch family who adopted her. She was approached to model for a designer in Hong Kong when she was just 11 years old for a photo session where he wanted to show various sorts of beauty.

In an interview Abbing remarked, “She called the campaign ‘perfect imperfections’ and asked if I wanted to join her fashion show in Hong Kong. It was a wonderful experience,”

People who have albinism are subject to stigmatization, prejudice, and discrimination based on both their race and their skin color. They may even be “hunted” in some extreme cases due to the mythical medicinal value of their bones. 

Abbing has remarked, “I’m happy I was only abandoned.”

Abbing said that she gets upset when she sees albino models being used to portray angels or spirits.

A lucky star, however, was above Abbing’s head. She did put forth a lot of effort, though.

She was taken under the wing of a London-based photographer who treated her how a model should be treated. She was featured in the June 2019 issue of Vogue Italia thanks to their gorgeous photo session!

“It took a while for me to understand why people were so thrilled about the magazine since, at the time, I didn’t know what an important publication it was,” she says.

Although more people with disabilities or abnormalities are being highlighted in the media, she noted in the interview, “There are still models that are like eight foot two and slim. This is great, but it should be common.”

Maybe I concentrate more on people’s voices and what they have to say because I can’t see everything clearly, she added. “Therefore, I place more value on their inner beauty.”

She hopes to change how people perceive those who are albino. In order to raise awareness of albinism and to emphasize that it is a hereditary illness rather than a curse, she wants to use modeling.

Since being “an albino” implies that you are defined by your albinism, it is preferable to refer to the subject as “a person with albinism.”

“I won’t consent to the idea that children are being killed because they are albinos. She declared, “I want to transform the world.”

We wish the future travels of the snow-white beauty nothing but the best! And we do hope she changes how others perceive those who are albino.

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