June 21, 2008
Changing Faces - New Facial Difference Organization in UK
Changing Faces ( http://www.changingfaces.org.uk/Home ) "is a national charity based in the UK that supports and represents people who have disfigurements of the face or body from any cause."
Their focus is on acceptance and psychosocial support. Their web site has a good resource list for the United Kingdom, information resources for key areas, and they provide personal support in a variety of areas. They have a very interesting resource for journalists about appropriate ways to discuss facial difference in the news - a resource that is perhaps long overdue!
Here is a new article discussion the true love story that lead to the founding of the organization.
Rankin, David. Challenging views on facial disfigurement: http://www.epsomguardian.co.uk/news/topstories/display.var.2296586.0.challenging_views_on_facial_disfigurement.php
"I got to the stage where I trusted her and thought she was a bit different. I remember I asked her what do you focus on? Is it looks or the heart?' and she said It's the mind'."
Posted by pfa at June 21, 2008 03:27 PM