Chelsey Peat – My Decision Not to Hide

March 5, 2020Uncategorized

I was born with Sturge-Weber Syndrome, with a large port-wine stain birthmark covering the left side of my head and neck. Lots of extra blood vessels resulted in glaucoma and visible differences in my left eye. Growing up was a struggle, especially in a small town. My nickname from the bullies was “Two Face.” I … Read More

Open Letter to Sir Peter Jackson and Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon

December 20, 2019Uncategorized

Recruitment of Orcs Dear Sir Peter and Mr Bezos, It has been widely reported in the UK media this week (see links below) that the casting agencies working on Amazon TV’s new series based on Lord of the Rings are desperately seeking people with “flawed faces” who are “hairy, toothless, wrinkled and extremely tall and … Read More

Facial Expressions and Facial Paralysis – an excerpt from Kathleen Bogart

November 15, 2019Uncategorized

Kathleen Bogart, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Oregon State University. Making a first impression While facial expressions aren’t the only thing that go into a first impression, they are a pretty big element. So basing our impressions of others on their facial expressions is usually an effective strategy. However, the accuracy of impressions breaks down when … Read More

A Message from David, Star of Happy Face

August 21, 2019Uncategorized

“Part autobiographical coming-of-age story, part Dungeons & Dragons fuelled fable, part antitode to the Tyranny of Beauty. No makeup, no sfx, no filter. This is HAPPY FACE.” “HAPPY FACE, written by Alexandre Franchi & Joëlle Bourjolly and directed by Alexandre Franchi, is basedon autobiographical events as Alexandre grew up witnessing his single mother’s struggle with cancer. … Read More

‘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