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Rhona

Rhona’s story – Member of the National Youth Choir, student in Biomedical Sciences with a cleft lip and palate

Our Portrait Positive model Rhona

“My parents were advised I might have difficulties with my speech but I think they have found greater difficulty in getting a moment’s peace and quiet!”

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Brenda

Brenda’s story – Children’s entertainer, business owner and model with Alopecia 

Brenda

 

“My confidence has rocketed by a zillion miles now I work WITH my hair loss rather than hide away from it. Society constructs concepts and rules about what makes a person ‘beautiful’, but that’s all it is – a construction, not a reality. I hope to show others that the standard of beauty is not definite, we define it.

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Tulsi

Tulsi’s story – Life coach, burns survivor, motivational speaker and pilates rehabilitation specialist 

Our Portrait Positive model Tulsi, a burns survivor

“I have now accepted my scars and wouldn’t want to change them now. I want to portray them in a positive light. I wear my scars with pride as each has its own journey and story to tell. They decorate my body like precious gems.”

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Sam

Sam’s story – Changing Faces champion with a cleft lip and palate

Sam

 “I want to say to those people ‘don’t always judge a book by its cover.’ It’s fine to look because I know I look different but please don’t keep on staring.”

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Marcus

Marcus’ story –   Changing Faces Champion,  trampolinist and artist with a rare facial cleft. 

“I really don’t know if I would be the person I am today without Changing Faces. Meeting other people with visible differences that have been through what I have has been amazing. They understand. I’m not on my own. It’s like a weight had been lifted.”

 

 

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