One man's journey with vitiligo and how he found self-acceptance
Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Mind, Body, Spirit- Part 2.
When news anchor Lee Thomas was diagnosed with the skin disorder vitiligo, he felt like his career was over. He shares his story of finding self-acceptance and embracing his changing body.
About Lee Thomas
Lee Thomas is an Emmy-winning entertainment reporter and news anchor. His movie review show, CriticLee Speaking, and his news reports originate from WJBK Fox 2 in Detroit, Michigan.
In 2007, Thomas wrote a personal memoir of his experience living with the skin disease vitiligo called "Turning White: A Memoir of Change." He is the global spokesperson for the Vitiligo Society of London and Vstrong USA, as well as a Certified Diversity Professional with the National Diversity Council (NDCCDP).
This segment of the TED Radio Hour was produced by Katie Monteleone and edited by Sanaz Meshkinpour and Manoush Zomorodi. You can follow us on Twitter @TEDRadioHour and email us at TEDRadioHour@npr.org.
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