Changing Faces @changingfacesuk
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We are the UK's leading charity for everyone with a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different. #FaceEqualityDay🦋 #MyVisibleDifference
1k Posts
4k Followers
586 Following
We are the UK's leading charity for everyone with a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different. #FaceEqualityDay🦋 #MyVisibleDifference
My name's Richard Morris, and I'm running the Everest Marathon (the world's highest), to help people with a visible difference. There aren’t many runs where you have to walk for 10 days to reach the starting line. Or where oxygen depletion is a concern at the start line altitude. Or where -26 temperatures seem a possibility. Having just written those sentences, I’m wondering one more time whether participating in the Everest Marathon is the very best idea I’ve had. I’m looking forward to it with a mixture of excitement and (definitely) trepidation. I’ve always been a runner – more enthusiastic weekend trail runner than podium finisher. I’ve always tried to run wherever I’ve lived in the world, and since being 40, have run various marathons on different continents. When I was asked to present the prizes at the finish line of the Everest Marathon in 2016, I began thinking how I could get myself in shape to complete it while still in Nepal. When the organisers said they’d be happy to have me in the 2019 race, and let me raise money for charity, I couldn’t resist. Thank you to Richard and we wish you the very best of luck. 🏃🏻‍♂️🏔🤞 Read all of Richard's inspiring challenge on our Facebook, Twitter and website 👉 www.changingfaces.org.uk/richard-morris-everest-marathon . . . #cleftlip #cleftpalate #cleftlipandpalate #wordsmatter #changingfaces #visibledifference #facialdifference #disfigurement #getyourskinout #cleftstrong #scarrednotscared #powerofwords #spoonie #instaskin #skinpositivity #beautyblogger #naturalbeauty #instabeauty #skinfluencer
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From teachers to employers, here’s what’s planned and how you can get involved with #FaceEqualityDay 2019. A whole week of activities for people with visible differences. 🦋 👉www.changingfaces.org.uk/FaceEqualityDay . . . #faceequality #myvisibledifference #psoriasis #cleftpalate #bellspalsy#alopcia #portwinestain#changingfaces #changingfacesuk#visibledifference #facialdifference#disfigurement #getyourskinout#cleftstrong #scarrednotscared#powerofwords #spoonie #instaskin#skinpositivity #beautyblogger#naturalbeauty #instabeauty#skinfluencer
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What it's like being a young person with a visible difference by Ruyuan Yang, aged 15.🦋 As a young person with a visible difference on my face, it can feel intimidating walking into public spaces only to have people stare, and even, one occasion, point at me. There was one incident a few years ago where I was at school washing my hands and a boy said to me, ‘is it hard to have something like that?’ Naturally, I was speechless. Not all of the prejudice I experience is so overt and obvious. Often it’s the feeling of others treating you differently, even in the most covert ways. People refusing to look you in the eye, being especially awkward in your presence, making jokes about visible difference on social media. These are the types of prejudice I loathe the most. They are invisible, not as obvious and slowly chip away at your self-esteem. It can easily make you feel the most isolated from other people. Read Ruyuan’s blog in it’s entirety on our Facebook page. 👍 #cleftlip #cleftpalate #cleftlipandpalate #wordsmatter #changingfaces #visibledifference #facialdifference #disfigurement #getyourskinout #cleftstrong #scarrednotscared #powerofwords #spoonie #instaskin #skinpositivity #beautyblogger #naturalbeauty #instabeauty #skinfluencer
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Yesterday we had 7 people run the #LondonMarathon for Changing Faces, raising money for people with a visible difference. It really was an incredible and humbling day and we're proud that our runners chose us as their charity of choice. 🦋Congratulations to all runners and participants.👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 [📸Vicky Lewis] . . . #marathon #londonmarathon2019 #cleftlip #cleftpalate#cleftlipandpalate #wordsmatter#changingfaces #visibledifference#facialdifference #disfigurement#getyourskinout #cleftstrong#scarrednotscared #powerofwords#spoonie #instaskin #skinpositivity#beautyblogger #naturalbeauty#instabeauty #skinfluencer
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We’re excited to announce burns survivor @@CatrinPugh will be doing an Ask Me Anything on the Changing Faces Support Forum on 14 May 2019 at 6pm. When Catrin was 19, while on a gap year in France, she was involved in a major coach crash which resulted in her having burns on 96% of her body. Since then she’s won Woman Of The Year at the Welsh #WomansAwards, become a long-time champion and supporter of other people with a visible difference, a model and we’re proud to say that she’s the first person with a visible difference to be a #PledgeToeBeSeen ambassador - when @avon_uk signed our call to fashion and beauty brands to represent more people with a visible difference. We’re seriously grateful that Catrin is taking the time out for this AMA to answer your questions. If you have questions for Catrin, make sure you log in to the Changing Faces community on 14 May @ 6pm! If you can't make it, you can submit your questions on the forum here 👉 www.bit.ly/CatrinPughAMA . . . #burnssurvivor #cleftlip #cleftpalate #cleftlipandpalate #wordsmatter #changingfaces #visibledifference #facialdifference #disfigurement #getyourskinout #cleftstrong #scarrednotscared #powerofwords #spoonie #instaskin #skinpositivity #beautyblogger #naturalbeauty #instabeauty #skinfluencer
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The Lunn family are walking the Aberdeen @kiltwalk in June. Charlotte is 9 years old and full of confidence. She was born with hyperpigmentation on her face and body. Her condition has never hindered her, especially when she joined her gymnastics club which she loves, and has competed in lots of competitions. Her parents hope this doesn’t change as she gets older as teenage years can be hard with the pressures of appearance. As a family they want to raise as much awareness as possible. Their motto is “It’s O.K. to be different”. Charlotte will be walking the 5 mile event with her Granny Margaret, while her parents, Grant and Sally, will be taking on the 26 mile walk. We wish them the best of luck.💪 If you want to join them, we have last-minute places available 👉 www.bit.ly/CFKiltWalk and on our Facebook.🚶‍♀️ . . . #kiltwalk #hyperpigmentation #cleftlip #cleftpalate #cleftlipandpalate #wordsmatter #changingfaces #visibledifference #facialdifference #disfigurement #getyourskinout #cleftstrong #scarrednotscared #powerofwords #spoonie #instaskin #skinpositivity #beautyblogger #naturalbeauty #instabeauty #skinfluencer
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We’re excited to announce #Fac#FaceEqualityDay 2019 will be on Wednesday 22 May, and will be a dedicated week of campaign activity starting on 20 May. Now in its 3rd year, #FaceEqualityDay is the UK’s biggest awareness campaign to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and equally, whatever the appearance of their face or body. We’d love you all to be involved. More to follow… . . . #psoriasis #cleftpalate #bellspalsy #alopcia #portwinestain #changingfaces #changingfacesuk #visibledifference #facialdifference #disfigurement #getyourskinout #cleftstrong #scarrednotscared #powerofwords #spoonie #instaskin #skinpositivity #beautyblogger #naturalbeauty #instabeauty #skinfluencer
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