A lot of my content is about invisible illness and the challenges of living with a chronic condition. But this week I want to talk about visible differences.
Did you know that seven in 10 people with a visible difference experience abuse online or in person because of the way they look? What's more, independent research by Changing Faces found that "over a quarter (28%) of people with a visible difference have experienced a hate crime".
This is not right and it is everyone's responsibility to fight against prejudice and discrimination by valuing and celebrating visible difference. This week is #faceequalityweek2021 and I invite you to watch this video by Changing Faces which provides a glimpse into the experience of living with a #visibledifference.
To learn more about #faceequalityweek and #changingfacesuk please visit: https://www.changingfaces.org.uk/get-involved/campaign-with-us/face-equality-week/