Face Equality International
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Blog February 13, 2021
Dating with a difference and the role of dating platforms

Zoe Cross “People with a disability should use a specialist dating site for the disabled. Achieving positive date matching outcomes for people with a visible disability can be challenging.” This essentially was the message a female would-be customer of a dating portal received recently. The woman involved is a BBC journalist and a wheelchair user

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Posts Tagged ‘Face Equality’

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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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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COP26 Summit, Climate Justice, Eco-Ableism and The Face Equality Movement

Speaking up, and reclaiming power so that the facial difference community is not excluded from the fight to save our planet is essential. 

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Why Halloween is my hell

When I was growing up, so often at Halloween, bullies would point at me, ‘oh look at her face, got her Halloween mask on already’. It’s degrading to have someone tell you that you look like a monster.

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Why is Halloween difficult for the facial difference community?

When Halloween comes around, it is a very visible reminder that people think our differences make us scary.

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Intersectionality between the Facial Difference and Disability Community

Rasheera Dopson Intersectionality is defined as “the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect, especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups (Merriam-Webster, 2021). For the purpose of this essay, I will be going outside the traditional boarders of […]

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How facial appearance impacts our daily encounters with the world

Kerry Gillespie The stigma that comes attached to having a ‘different’ facial appearance was something that I suddenly found myself affected by.” Hi, my name is Kerry and I’m a PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow. My research focuses on the intriguing area of the body that is the human face. As a geographer, […]

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