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Face Equality Week is a time to challenge people’s perceptions and raise awareness about the prejudice experienced by too many people with visible differences.
Face Equality Week 2020 was a little bit different as we responded to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on the visible difference community.
Research with our community told us that there was rising anxiety. Some people were unable to rely on their usual support networks, while others felt anxious about how they would manage the stares, comments and abuse people with a visible difference can face when lockdown eased.
Our campaigners and ambassadors explored the unique perspective of life in lockdown with a visible difference in a new film, SeeMe HearMe, which you can view here:
They explored further in new podcast episodes. They wanted to send a message that no one with a visible difference should be forgotten and asked more people to share their stories and hopes for the future.
- Launched our Face Equali-Tea Party pack (PDF) with bunting, recipes and conversation starters so anyone could hold a Face Equality Week event, virtually or in person.
- Shared our Butterfly Challenge pack featuring some of our favourite activities for parents, carers and schools to help keep kids busy and engaged. The challenge pack helps us reach children when they’re young so we all learn to value the importance of difference.