Face Equality at the Phoenix Society – USA

May 17, 2019Uncategorized

The Phoenix Society – Michigan, USA   Face Equality at Phoenix Society Phoenix Society hasn’t always called it Face Equality, but we’ve been advocating for acceptance and respect for decades. With statements like “Beyond My Scars,” “Burns are Beautiful,” and “You are Greater Than,” we’ve been reminding each other – and the world – that our … Read More

Nerve Tumours UK & FEI Week

May 16, 2019Uncategorized

Nerve Tumours UK    1.What does your NGO do to support people with disfigurements? Nerve Tumours UK provides support and information, as well as raises awareness for over 26,500 people in the UK who have Neurofibromatosis (NF1 and NF2) and Schwannomatosis. We’re here to improve lives for people with nerve tumours, while working towards the … Read More

Face Equality in Turkey

May 14, 2019Uncategorized

Yuzumle Mutluyum Dernegi – Happy Faces Association    1.What does your NGO do to support people with disfigurements? We provide free support, information and psychological services to individuals with visible facial differences. We offer free psychological support to our families with our volunteer psychologist team. We help individuals to deal with undesired behaviours, to gain … Read More

A logo with meaning

October 31, 2018Uncategorized

We have chosen as our logo an imperfect circle, a symbol of Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese aesthetic which sees the beauty, profundity and authenticity in imperfection. According to Japanese legend, a young man named Sen no Rikyu sought to learn the elaborate set of customs known as the Way of Tea. He went to tea-master Takeno … Read More

Shane’s Story

October 23, 2018Uncategorized

I never thought much about facial discrimination until I was asked if I had ever been discriminated against due to a facial difference. (Microsoft Word has trouble recognizing the phrase “facial discrimination”). Facial discrimination is not publicized as much as other forms of discrimination because most people with facial differences do not want to bring … Read More