I feel very fortunate to have been able to spend time with such a beautiful community of people in Ghana who live with albinism, a recessive skin condition that affects approximately 2,000 people throughout the West African country. Like other communities around the world, people with albinism in Ghana face universal challenges that affect us all. But they also live with the constant threat of kidnappings, murder, and other forms of violence by people who believe their body parts bring good luck and fortune. Others challenges faced by this community include the lack of sun screen, lack of skin screenings, and other resources that protect their skin from the sun. At the same time, creating a community with others — I was often told — has also provided an incredible amount of joy and a feeling of belonging in the face of so many obstacles. As always shout out to my editors @joannanikasnyc (words) and @acelii (images) for the support. Hit the link in bio for the culture.