True Life: I’m Living with Albinism
Were you born with albinism? Do you have pale skin, light eyes, and white-blonde hair? Does albinism make you feel like an outsider? Does it affect or burden your every day life? Are people afraid of you because of the way you look? Do you view your condition as a blessing or a curse? Do you struggle to find acceptance in social settings or school because of your condition? Does albinism make it difficult to find work or function in other ways? Are you taking measures to hide or disguise your albinism? If so, MTV wants to hear your story.
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About “True Life”:
Since its initial episode in 1998, MTV’s award-winning True Life documentary series has told remarkable real-life stories of young people and the unusual subcultures they inhabit. Whether documenting the lives of gay marriage activists, individuals dealing with obesity, or teens in high school–the True Life series tells its stories solely from the varied voices and points-of-view of its characters–putting the series in the unique position of reflecting the state of youth culture at any given moment.
The format is strictly first-person, which is to say that we don’t filter the voices of our subjects through narrators or other third parties. All we do is follow. It’s our hope that by allowing young people to tell their stories in their own voices, communicating directly with their peers, we can impact the way people interact and engage with the world they live in.