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

A Thank You from Our Founder

May 27, 2019Uncategorized

The first Week of many… People with unusual-looking faces have been all over the media and social media in the last week! Whether on, Turkish, Canadian or Taiwan TV or Channel 5 or BBC World TV or in local media (as in Grand Rapids, Missouri), it has been so refreshing to see their faces and … Read More

Face Equality in Taiwan

May 20, 2019Uncategorized

Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation   1.What does your NGO do to support people with disfigurements? Since 1981, the mission of Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation has been to provide comprehensive services for burn survivors and people with facial disfigurements in order to assist them in their physical, psychological and social rehabilitation, but also to uphold their … Read More