Melissa is a professional dancer, living and working in New York.

Melissa developed psoriasis before the age of 1, and what had begun as a small patch on her cheek covered 90% of her body by the time she was diagnosed at the age of 3.

Despite psoriasis having had a large impact on her life, Melissa views psoriasis as just a small part of who she is. She’s now the person she wants to be and doesn’t feel the need to live within the confinements of her disease.

They don’t love you because of your skin, they love you because of who you are.