Face Equality International
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Blog February 13, 2021
Dating with a difference and the role of dating platforms

Zoe Cross “People with a disability should use a specialist dating site for the disabled. Achieving positive date matching outcomes for people with a visible disability can be challenging.” This essentially was the message a female would-be customer of a dating portal received recently. The woman involved is a BBC journalist and a wheelchair user

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Archive for June, 2019

Face Equality and Unconscious Bias

Sophie Arkette Occasionally I am confronted with the question, what is it like to have a facial disfigurement? Short of the standard retort: no idea, I’ve never known anything else, I pause momentarily and begin by pointing out a few obstacles – 3rd party attitudes – that make social engagements, interactions in general, an exercise […]

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Face Equality at Cannes Film Festival

Jennifer Wallace Director of ‘Who Do We Have Here’ As I ascended the iconic red carpet stairs at the Cannes film festival a few weeks ago, I had a thought. “Has anyone who looked like me ever walked this famed pathway before?” In all candour, I didn’t get to walk the entire red carpet. Rather […]

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Discrimination in the Workplace – Research by Tessa Schiethart

Who am I? My name is Tessa Schiethart. I am 26 years old and I have a port wine stain birthmark on my face. It is part of the Sturge Weber Syndrome that I have, which also results in blindness in my right eye due to Glaucoma. My Studies Last September I continued my studies […]

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