Albonism

by: Tara & Larry

Dear Reader,

Our topic follows a unique, beautiful and not so popular disorder called Albinism. Throughout our project we will show you different sides of our topic. Our genres talk about slaughtering of Albino's in Africa, Rape of female Albino's in Africa and symptoms about this condition. Our topic is important and interesting because no one really truly knows the facts about this condition, and it is a unique topic to share with you. We are also trying to teach our readers about human rights and bullying by showing heartbreaking stories about what Albino's have been going through this past year or two, mostly in Africa. Both of us have learned so much from our research for this project and we hope that our genres show you interesting sides of this condition but also teaches you. Enjoy our hard work!

Right now in Africa, they are slaughtering Albino’s because of the thought that Albino’s are different, and their body parts bring good luck. They are being killed for witchcraft. People are not okay with this because it is human rights. Albinism is a genetic disorder, it is not something people who have it have decided to have upon themselves. People are debating over if they should continue to be killed or to leave them with the human rights they deserve.

By: Tara

Choice genre #1 (Writing based)

AGREE---> Some people agree with the slaughter of Albino's since they believe: "In society, there are people such as witch doctors who look for body parts; people will kill albinos to make magic. When you bring [a witch doctor] a body part, such as an arm, a leg or a finger, the witch doctor will make a potions with it.

DISAGREE---> "We are killed, we are hunted, we are chopped. So I climbed with a special message ... to the African countries: that we are able. But also protect us, give us a chance, don't stigmatize, don't isolate, don't hide us to the darkness room...just open the way." An Albino spoke out to his own people being murdered.

Citation:

Kermeliotis, Teo. "Albino Activist Josephat Torner Fights Witchcraft Killings - CNN.com." CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 14 May 2015.

Choice genre #2 (Graphic based)

By: Tara
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Author of article:

Steven Downshen, MD

Citation:

Dowshen, Steven. "KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. The Nemours Foundation, Apr. 2014. Web. 13 May 2015.

Notes:

We decided to do a picture showing two sides, one person with the condition and another regular human being. We wanted to show everyone the differences that people with Albinism have, and facts to show people what their condition is.

Kids with albinism are just like other kids, they just need to talk with their doctor about taking care of their eyes and skin. Albinism doesn't stop kids from reaching their goals. They are like us over all but they have their own flawed differences.

Genre #3 (Writing based)

By: Tara

Citation:

Ansari, Tara. "Interview with Mia." EasyBib. Imagine Easy Solutions, n.d. Web. 13 May 2015.

Notes:

I decided to interview my friend Mia and ask her a few questions about her disorder, which is our topic. I wanted to get the inside scoop on someone's life, someone who I personally know. She explained how her eyesight has been a big problem for her because of her disorder but she's blessed to have the eye doctor she has, and she sees her disorder as something beautiful and unique even though it can be a pain at times.

Genre #4 (Graphic based)

By: Tara

Citation's:

LeTrent, Sarah. "Albino Model Shaun Ross Challenges Beauty Ideals at NY Fashion Week - CNN.com." CNN. Cable News Network, 2 Sept. 2014. Web. 14 May 2015.


"Krondon at The Breakfast Club - Power 105.1 Interview." YouTube. YouTube, 25 Sept. 2012. Web. 14 May 2015.


Varnado, Victor. "Black Albino Prank - Victor Varnado - Official Comedy Stand Up." YouTube. YouTube, May 2013. Web. 14 May 2015.

Notes:

They're had been a lot of questions asking if Albino's are mentally retarded, or if they can live they're every day lives as normally as we can, social wise. Also if they are successful or not. We wanted to show successful Albino's who are famous in their careers. Shawn Ross most importantly is an American super-model who is Albino. He is more successful then some models today, he has became the first male Albino model in the world and has represented another side of beauty. Albino's are just like us, they are not mentally retarded and can be as successful as we are.

Genre #5 (Writing & Graphic based)

By: Larry

Poem:

Citation:

Sheheri, Tammi. "Man With Albinism Bullied on Street: Would You Step In?" ABC News. ABC News Network, 15 Mar. 2012. Web. 14 May 2015.

Notes:

I created this poem and pic collage to give people a soft side when they read it and remember to treat everyone equally no matter how different they are. We are all the same, how different we look shouldn't effect how we are treated.

Genre #6 (Graphic based)

By: Larry

Big image

Citation:

NG'WANAKILALA, FUMBUKA. "Albinos in Tanzania Murdered or Raped as AIDS Cure." Reuters. Thomson Reuters, 05 May 2011. Web. 14 May 2015.

Notes:

I designed this picture to show a wanted sign for young Albino girls in Africa. They are being raped because of the thought that they carry a cure for aids.


Albino hunters even kill to harvest their blood, hair, genitals and other body parts for potions that witchdoctors say bring luck in love, life and business.

Genre #7 (Writing based)

By: Larry
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Citation:

Ansari, Tara. "Interview with Mia." EasyBib. Imagine Easy Solutions, n.d. Web. 13 May 2015.

Notes:

I chose to do a journal entry about a boy being bullied in high school because of his disorder. I wanted to explain how even though Tara's friend Mia didn't get bullied throughout school, she explained how she would go to meet-ups and camps specialized for Albino's and hear their story, and often would hear that bullying was a big part of other kid's lives who struggled with this condition . I decided to show an example of a boy who struggles with bullying because of his disorder like many people in the world.

Expository essay

By: Larry

Genre #8

Albinism is a genetic condition where people are born without the usual color pigments in their bodies. They're body has trouble making the normal amount of melanin, which is the chemical that is responsible for eye, skin and hair color so they end up having pale features.


The diagnosis process for Albinism is doing genetic testing, eye examinations, and blood testing. All this is done after the babies are born and doctors see specific traits that leads to Albinism. Missing hair, eye and skin pigments are obvious right when the babies is born and they can be diagnosed the first day.


They're are two main types of Albinism, type 1 and type 2.

Type 1 is the most popular and it is caused by defects that affect production of pigments.

Type 2, is when they have a higher risk of skin disease and skin cancer. It is a more serious form of Albinism.


Symptoms of Albinism include patchy missing skin color, vision problem and sometimes crossed eyes (not all the time). Treatments are done, but they include protecting the skin and eyes from the sun. Doctor's can provide UV protected glasses to protect their sensitive eyes from the sun, sometimes they're eyes become such a serious issue, which happens rarely, that they can only be treated with eye muscle surgery.


They're are lots of support groups for Albino's, mostly for teenagers who have this condition because they deal with confidence and self image issues and support groups do help them overcome those problems.

Notes:

I wrote this expository essay to explain our over all topic, the symptoms and diagnosis for albinism and give you a look at what we have found out while researching about Albinism.

Citation:

Sims, Judith. "Children's Health." Albinism. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2015.

Unifying element explanation:

The checkmark is a part of our unifying element, in the beginning of our project we had the red x symbols to represent "NO ALBINO'S" which is what most of our research is based on. In Africa, they are killing Albino's for witchcraft and also the thought that they are different. In Africa they are raping Albino females because of the thought that they carry a cure for HIV, which is disgusting and wrong. They are nothing less than what we are and deserve the same human rights and respect. The checkmarks are supposed to represent how at the end we hope that EVERYONE is treated equally and accepted, the world should start spreading more love than hate. Equality should be spread to everyone around the world, no matter how different we may be from each other.