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Here at Changing Faces, our campaigners are a diverse group of adults from across the UK, united to speak out about living with a visible difference.
Campaigners share their experiences and call for change. Current campaigners have spoken with policy makers, addressed MPs, presented in board rooms of big businesses and given interviews across the media.
Their campaigns have raised awareness of what it’s like to live with a visible difference in the UK today. They’ve influenced household brands like Avon UK to sign our Pledge To Be Seen commitment and won the support of national organisations like the British Film Institute as part of our I Am Not Your Villain campaign.
Volunteer campaigners join a two-year programme that supports people to learn new skills and have the confidence to tell their stories, create calls to action and share our campaign messages. They get:
- Media spokesperson training.
- Public speaking workshops.
- Advice on how to make an impact with social media.
- Training on how to engage politicians.
Many of our campaigners have shared their stories. Here are just a few of them:
- “Being a campaigner for Changing Faces has given me a new lease of life and enabled me to try new experiences and meet extraordinary people”. Ella shares her experiences of being a Changing Faces campaigner.
- “The campaigners group is a community. We’re a group that supports each other and share experiences. We learn from each other and together”. Paulette explains how she sees education as crucial to tackling prejudice.
- “Being a campaigner has presented me with so many great opportunities. It has allowed me to contribute towards changing the views of the media when it comes to representing those with a difference, as well as build my presentation and public speaking skills”. Natalie shares how she’s using social media to build greater awareness of vitiligo and other visible differences.
- “Being a campaigner with Changing Faces, for me, is both a kind of culmination and also a step that I know will lead me to other exciting opportunities”. Mikaela shares her thoughts on why better representation in the arts and media is key to tackling appearance-related discrimination.
- “It breaks my heart that there are people still having to go through similar experiences to me. If we start to educate children from a young age not to judge people based on what they look like they will grow up having a greater understanding”. Rory explains why campaigning to raise greater awareness of hate crime is so important to him.