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Read or listen to real stories from people affected by visible difference, their parents and families, as well as Changing Faces staff and volunteers. Inspired to share your story? We’d love to hear it – share your story now.

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Ryan reflects on staring

Ryan reflects on the difference between a look and a stare, sharing his own experiences with his views on how society behaves towards people with a visible difference.

Stop the stare: our campaigners reflect on staring

It’s Face Equality week, and we’re calling for the public to better understand the impact of negative behaviours, such as staring, on those who have a visible difference or disfigurement. Today, our campaigners share how staring impacts their lives.

A collage of Ella, a 20 something year old white woman who has a blonde mohawk and a cranio-facial condition, Shankar, a 20 something year old man of colour, who has medium-length black hair and the skin condition vitiligo; and Hannah, a 20 something year old white woman who has long brown hair and is wearing glasses.

Ella, Hannah and Shankar on dating

In this edition of our podcast, Ella, Hannah & Shankar reflect on what it's like to date someone when you have a visible difference.