GAZA CITY, Palestine

In an effort to fight stigma and raise awareness, Palestinian painter Khalil Z. Khalidy, 24, is using art to introduce rare medical disorders to the public.    

Growing up, Khalidy did not have a lot of friends since his parents were constantly traveling. Thus, he started to develop a passion for all kinds of art, especially body painting. Art was his way to voice out his thoughts.  

At first, Khalidy started to post informative posts on pigmentary disorders on social media but did not receive the engagement he aimed for. He then returned to visual art

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