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Latest Post 27-09-23
Face Equality Reading List

A selection of books and reading material from authors with lived experience, or who have a loved one with a facial or visible difference.

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Face Equality Reading List

A selection of books and reading material from authors with lived experience, or who have a loved one with a facial or visible difference.

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Never to be Hidden Again

When I didn’t want to deal with pointed fingers or questioning looks while out in public, I could just let down my shield of long hair to cover as much of it as I needed. Now that’s not an option.

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Hidden From View: Women With Facial Differences in the Media

To advance equality, we must stop fearing our differences, recognize our conscious and unconscious biases, and shift our focus to our unique strengths and talents. End the worn-out tropes and stereotypes and normalize disfigurement.

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Advertising Excludes Women With Faces Like Mine

Casting people with facial disfigurement as confident and capable would help to change negative attitudes and false misconceptions. Continuing to ignore, exclude, or misrepresent us perpetuates the stigma, prejudice, and discrimination.

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Why I Will Not Hide

I was reminded that one person can make a difference. I was reminded that I was that person; that I made a difference. That the start of my advocacy work started with a spark of anger.

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Carly Findlay at ‘Being Seen on Screen’

The way disabled people are shown on screen – often as the villain or having a tragic life –  shapes how people see us. I strongly believe this is why children have been scared of me. And so we need disabled people – not just on screen but in writers rooms, overseeing auditions, behind the camera and on awards panels.   

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Leprosy in Nepal

“When it comes to destigmatising disfigurement on a community, society focused level, I don’t think I’m yet to experience anything as pioneering as what goes on at Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital.”

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Face Equality in Nepal – A Postcard from our Stigma Project

If we are to ensure Face Equality International is truly international, we must understand what the global need is for this movement and build the networks to ensure that we understand the real challenges when accessing equitable healthcare for the FD community, but most importantly, we must understand what the face equality movement looks like in low to middle income countries like Nepal.

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FEI is recruiting volunteers

The global movement for face equality continues to gather recognition and momentum. As a newly established UK charity, we are looking for two new recruits to join our team of face equality changemakers.

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Disability History Month – Cultural Context: From USA to UK

Clara delves into cultural context and disability history. Having grown up in the US and after a move to the UK, she shares experiences of the parallel movements.

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Open Letter – The impact of portraying villainous character, Frank Nakai with scars in TV series, Dark Winds.

Open letter written by Jenny Kattlove. Jenny’s open letter highlights the impact of portraying villainous character, Frank Nakai with scars in the TV series, Dark Winds.

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Some Observations on Disfigurement and Discrimination Pt. II

Negotiating the external world and the psychosocial complexities that ebb and flow from living your life with a clear visible difference does become even more of a challenge. But if you can recognise this fact a pathway can be created and entered whereby you flip the switch. 

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Hey Hollywood – Scars Don’t Make You Evil

Negotiating the external world and the psychosocial complexities that ebb and flow from living your life with a clear visible difference does become even more of a challenge. But if you can recognise this fact a pathway can be created and entered whereby you flip the switch. 

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Advocating to reduce ignorance, and increase protections

Negotiating the external world and the psychosocial complexities that ebb and flow from living your life with a clear visible difference does become even more of a challenge. But if you can recognise this fact a pathway can be created and entered whereby you flip the switch. 

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The Casting of Quasimodo: What Disney can learn from the trans community

There aren’t many humanizing stories about us, they need to get this one right.

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Disfigurement Hate Crime and Perceived Disability

Hate crime, and the relationship between disfigurement and disability. What is it that someone perceives when confronting an individual with a visible disfigurement? 

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Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day 2022

Please join our UNITED and now-global community and take part in one of our many real-time and online activities. Take
time to learn more of Moebius syndrome, facial differences, face equality – efforts being made to UNITE us in
welcoming those once marginalized by facial differences. We are far more than a medical description.

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Fortune – A Blog for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

How your voice and experience can be a bridge to broadening an outsider’s view of living with a facial difference or/and disabilities, in the hope that it will bring forward a world where the social model of disability is a reality, and there is social equality for all.

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