Ethan-Blake

Ethan-Blake’s Story

Ethan-Blake was born on September 12th 2015 with a birthmark covering the whole of his back from his shoulders to his bottom and around his sides. After a few days of worrying and wondering we met a paediatrician who was able to diagnose him with Congenital Melanocytic Naevi (CMN) and then at 18 months with…

Elspeth’s Story

As a fifteen-year-old with CMN, which covers my back arms and legs, I have endured many hard times as well as amazing and inspiring experiences. Having CMN evidently makes me stand out when I don’t necessarily want to and makes people stare when (you guessed it) I don’t want people to stare. Having these special…

Nicholas

Nicholas’s Story

I am Nicholas Nikiforou, I am 13 years old and I have a vision; for all individuals to be accepted in society for who they are. My outlook on life is, if we all embrace each other’s differences, no matter what they are, the world will be a better place. I have a passion for face equality and kindness. I campaign through my art, singing, and motivational…

Hope’s Story

2-year-old Hope travelled with her parents all the way from Australia to feature in the HOW DO YOU C ME NOW? exhibition series.  Here you can read Hope’s story, written by her incredible mum, Karyn.  Four years ago, Matt and I were excited at the prospect of meeting our baby.  Not sure if we were…

Eva’s Story

My name’s Eva and I am 13 years old. I was born on the 14th May 2003, which is actually my mum’s birthday! My hobbies include; running, cycling, swimming, art, singing, drama, dance and guitar. I want to be an actress, singer and dancer when I am older but I would also like to be…

Katy’s Story

My name is Katy, and I am 11, nearly 12, years old. I have a CMN on the back of my right knee. When I was 18 months old, I had an operation to remove it. It was lasered off, using CO2 and Ruby Lasers, and then I had various bandages and dressings for 3…