Finally Accepted For Being Albino

  • Published: 11 June 2019
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    Lulu was born with a condition called albinism - a disease that causes people to be born without pigment in their bodies. The condition caused her body to have a lack of melanin, which made her hair and skin white. She also had purple eyes.

    Albinism made Lulu look different than everyone else, and as she was growing up, other kids began to notice. They started picking on her and making fun of her. They would call her a witch, a ghost, and even a vampire, and their negative comments didn't make Lulu feel included. As she got older, their words turned physical, and she even ended up in the hospital.

    As all of this continued, Lulu's mom thought that a melanin transfer might be the solution to the problem. They hoped that if they could make Lulu look more like the other kids around her, then she wouldn't stick out as much and be such a target. However, all it did was make her hair a little more grey. Then, they decided to dye Lulu's hair and skin color, which actually did make a difference and helped her look like a "regular" kid.

    Lulu started a new school so that no one would know what she looked like, and because she looked more like everyone else, she was able to blend in with the crowd and avoid being picked on. Everything seemed to be looking up!

    However, once she got to high school, one of Lulu's classmates was from her old middle school and knew that she was secretly an albino. She had a pool party for her birthday and invited Lulu. Lulu decided to go, but she had to stay out of the pool to avoid exposing her true identity. If she went swimming with the rest of the kids, her makeup, foundation and hair dye would come off in the water, and everyone would know she was an albino.

    As she sat on the side of the pool, she heard giggling behind her. She turned around and confronted the group of giggling girls, and they responded in the meanest way possible - they pushed Lulu into the pool. All of her foundation started to come off of her body and, worst of all, she didn't know how to swim. She felt scared and helpless and she began to sink into the water. Once everyone realized that the joke had gone south and that Lulu was drowning, they called an ambulance to save her.

    She woke up in the hospital and was so upset when her mom told her what happened. She couldn't believe that a group of girls who she thought were her friends would do something so cruel, mean and harmful.

    After a while, Lulu stopped wearing makeup to school. Since people already knew she was an albino, there wasn't much use in hiding the truth. One day, as she was at a store with her friend, she ran into some kids from school. Afraid of how they would treat her, she and her friend left the store. But, before they could get home safely, the group of kids blocked them and corned them in an alley. They even pulled out weapons on them. Feeling scared and defenseless, Lulu just ran away.

    A few years later, Lulu moved back to her hometown in Norway - she was Norwegian. She went to a new school, and she was relieved when she was able to have her cousin - another albino person - right by her side. Lulu was known as ghost girl and her cousin was called vampire - but this time, their nicknames were actually all in good fun. They were accepted by their peers and, for the first time, Lulu felt comfortable in her own skin - she was finally accepted for being an albino.

    If you have albinism, Lulu wants you to know that you are not alone! If you're Norweigan, well, not alone there either.

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Comments • 17 638

  • Kooki_Is_Not_Lesbian ÙwÙ

    I want to be albino's so cool having purple eyes....

    • Joaquin Paredes
      Joaquin Paredes  19 hours back

      I think albino people are kind off cool

      • Benedicto Santos
        Benedicto Santos  1 days back

        i have albanisim and i got bullied to

        • Hayley Sparks
          Hayley Sparks  1 days back


          • lZaiO :3
            lZaiO :3  2 days back

            I imagine u in real life u must be very beautiful UwU

            • lZaiO :3
              lZaiO :3  2 days back

              Lucky I always wanted Purple eyes ,💜

              • Emma Villegas-Lopez élève

                I’m I am a bi not my name is Makayla

                • Space inkling [Agent Space]

                  I hate bullies

                  • Halima Javadi
                    Halima Javadi  3 days back

                    If u wanna be friends with this beautiful gorgeous girl


                    • Tarmo Toimla
                      Tarmo Toimla  3 days back

                      They are racist or what?

                      • Anita Klungervik
                        Anita Klungervik  3 days back

                        Im from norwey too

                        • Asiyah Abdulaziz
                          Asiyah Abdulaziz  4 days back

                          Everybody is beautiful no mater what

                          • ༺Fresy XD༻
                            ༺Fresy XD༻  4 days back

                            I WANT TO BE AN ALBINO HELP ME

                            • Ruby Lee Hodges
                              Ruby Lee Hodges  4 days back

                              The school is blind

                              • Charlotte Isabel
                                Charlotte Isabel  4 days back

                                What if someone did that to them?

                                • Charlotte Isabel
                                  Charlotte Isabel  4 days back

                                  I will drown them

                                  • slippery_ fish
                                    slippery_ fish  4 days back

                                    Whyd do people buly its unneeded

                                    • Purridot Dorito
                                      Purridot Dorito  4 days back

                                      Getting bullied mentally
                                      Tell an adult
                                      Getting bullied physically
                                      Tell a teacher
                                      Getting knives pulled out on you
                                      TELL THE POLICE

                                      • J’asmaree BeautyStyles

                                        Albinism is not a disease, it’s a condition

                                        • Wabbit Astafiev
                                          Wabbit Astafiev  5 days back

                                          Look i know you were the victim but I JUST FUCKING HATE WHEN YOU DON’T REPORT THOSE FUCKING SCUM BAGS I MEAN THEY STRAIGHT UP ALMOST COMMITTED A MURDER

                                          • Sophie Monday
                                            Sophie Monday  5 days back

                                            Who else like wishes they were albino now

                                            • duddy wens wens ok vanover

                                              I wish I had aldisom

                                              • Jacob Ochoa
                                                Jacob Ochoa  5 days back

                                                3:03 it's a nickname

                                                • ʜᴇʟʟᴏᴅᴇᴀʀᴋᴀɪᴢ •

                                                  They say that U.S is the land of freedom and opportunity but i believe like that type of land is where expectations don't meet reality...

                                                  • xXyoungy wolfxX
                                                    xXyoungy wolfxX  6 days back

                                                    That's scary pulling knives out on them

                                                    • Lory fragile
                                                      Lory fragile  6 days back

                                                      Hair dye doesn't come out

                                                      • Haylee Reyes
                                                        Haylee Reyes  6 days back

                                                        I bet you are a nice girl

                                                        • kid A.H.I
                                                          kid A.H.I  6 days back

                                                          I- I always wished that I was albino cuz white was my favorite color, now black is so I wanna be black now.

                                                          • saske go
                                                            saske go  6 days back

                                                            asshole bully

                                                            • Arianna22 Playz
                                                              Arianna22 Playz  6 days back

                                                              My budgie is albino...

                                                              • •TeddyBear•
                                                                •TeddyBear•  6 days back

                                                                I met a new born albino he was so cute he had purple beautiful eyes and red hair he was my best friends lil bro I didn't know what albino was at that time the only thing I could say was he looks kinda creepy and I'm jealous of his eyes

                                                                • Gacha Cookie
                                                                  Gacha Cookie  6 days back

                                                                  I am not being rude or nothing but do albino ppl do they have to speak British or English plzz tell me thxx ( not being racist)

                                                                  • Libandy27
                                                                    Libandy27  6 days back

                                                                    The people that were bullying her ugly >:( I'm I'm saying this because I want to defend her and she's beautiful the way she is🤗❤🧡💛💚💙💜

                                                                    • 江映月
                                                                      江映月  6 days back

                                                                      Damn I wish I had Albinism

                                                                      • KoreNix
                                                                        KoreNix  6 days back

                                                                        God damn. What is wrong with American children. Most people are not mean, but others go way to much.

                                                                        • Chill
                                                                          Chill  6 days back

                                                                          Everyone would be Jealous as hell

                                                                          • Cassius Humqua
                                                                            Cassius Humqua  6 days back

                                                                            Hey storybooth? Maybe the title should be, "Finally Accepted for being Albino" because "an albino" doesn't sound right... It may just be a me thing, but it reminds me of calling someone a transgender, a gay, etc. Just an opinion though!

                                                                            • Cassius Humqua
                                                                              Cassius Humqua  6 days back

                                                                              @storybooth oh my gosh! Thank you for responding! Im glad you didn't get upset, I didn't want to come across as oversensitive, thank you again! I love your work!

                                                                            • storybooth
                                                                              storybooth   6 days back

                                                                              We love that suggestion and appreciate you sharing your opinion with us. We are making the change now!

                                                                          • XxgachawolfxX 482
                                                                            XxgachawolfxX 482  6 days back

                                                                            GIRL ID LOVE UR EYES LIKE PURPLE EYES, I WOULD LOOVEE THEM❤️

                                                                            • Danika Denise Nolasco
                                                                              Danika Denise Nolasco  6 days back

                                                                              Nice your not ugly your pretty

                                                                              • Albino from Utah
                                                                                Albino from Utah  6 days back

                                                                                1 like is for very albino. Us albinos are a rare species.

                                                                                • Jony baidya
                                                                                  Jony baidya  6 days back

                                                                                  Holy cow you look great

                                                                                  • Julieth Agtunong
                                                                                    Julieth Agtunong  6 days back

                                                                                    if i had that disease i've love it its beatifull i want blue eyes white skin and blue hair its beatifull

                                                                                    • Alexvory Zepeto
                                                                                      Alexvory Zepeto  7 days back

                                                                                      I eyes are very LIGHT pink..and my skin is white and so is my hair...

                                                                                      • Sanne Zagar
                                                                                        Sanne Zagar  7 days back


                                                                                        • Meme lord Isaac
                                                                                          Meme lord Isaac  7 days back

                                                                                          Man I’d clap them cheeks instantly

                                                                                          • Liliana Elisa hoy Sánchez González

                                                                                            I would LOVE to have purple eyes 😍 anyone else?

                                                                                            • polarwave
                                                                                              polarwave  7 days back

                                                                                              Just turn off light mode

                                                                                              • Ashley Camilla
                                                                                                Ashley Camilla  7 days back

                                                                                                It actually looks so cool i want white her an purple eyes