‘Loving My Dots’ & Face Equality

August 7, 2019Uncategorized

Nathalia from ‘Loving My Dots’ My name is Nathalia Freitas. I’m from Brazil and I live in Los Angeles/CA. I was born with a condition called Congenital Melanocytic Nevus, or just Nevus. A large birthmark that covered 40% of the right side of my face, plus thousands of satellites all over my body. From nine … Read More

A look back on Craniofacial Awareness Month

August 1, 2019Uncategorized

Kara Jackman, CCA Kids Marketing & Communications Coordinator Children’s Craniofacial Association began celebrating Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness month in June! We ended the month of June as we always do, with our Annual Family and Educational Symposium. Throughout the month of July, we shared stories, images, and videos from those special four days that last … Read More

Dirty God – a Review from Two Face Equality Activists

July 25, 2019Uncategorized

Dirty God – the story of an acid survivor from the UK, starring burns survivor, Vicky Knight. Ryan Foan, Facing Advocacy Blogger.  It’s a strange novelty to have so many positive things to say about a film that is centred around disfigurement. Historically, cinema’s treatment of this issue is shamelessly unsophisticated, often reducing people with variant … Read More

Face Equality in the Czech Republic

July 12, 2019Uncategorized

A look back on Face Equality week in the Czech Republic What does Be TCS do?  We support everyone with a visible difference. We want to start talking about this problem aloud in order to increase the confidence in every person who looks different. So that they can live without limits and never have to … Read More

Face Equality and Unconscious Bias

June 26, 2019Uncategorized

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 … Read More

Face Equality at Cannes Film Festival

June 18, 2019Uncategorized

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 … Read More