Nathalia Freitas was born in Brazil with Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. Her case is an example of a giant nevus, which occurs only once in 500,000 births. In 2012, Nathalia immigrated to Los Angeles, California to continue her career as a marketing professional. After spending years in the Los Angeles “rat race”—working for Homeboy Industries, as a chef teacher for children in Los Angeles schools—it dawned on her that life served another purpose. In 2018, Nathalia began sharing her story on social media, drawing the attention of people and publications worldwide. In early 2019, Nathalia launched Loving My Dots to promote connectivity among diversity. Loving My Dots started as her attempt to reach out to people with similar stories but transformed into a journey of self-love because of her personal relationship with the cause. As a content creator and #skinpositivity advocate, Nathalia’s work has been featured in Bancroft TV, Glamour, Daily Mail and Marieclaire.
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