This week is Face Equality Week, a week to celebrate visible differences. Every year, the charity, Changing Faces raises awareness of what needs to change so that everyone with a visible difference or disfigurement can live their lives without having to worry about being different.
Changing Faces has published statistics that say:
- One in three people say that they feel depressed, sad or anxious as a result of having a visible difference.
- Almost a quarter say they feel self-conscious or embarrassed going out in public as a result of their visible difference.
The theme for this year’s Face Equality Week is education. It is essential to educate people in order to change their behaviour. Changing Faces is encouraging educating children in schools to celebrate their visible differences as a first step.
To get involved in Face Equality Week:
- Show your care and share – help get the message to more people.
- Take time to talk– start a conversation with people about visible differences.
- Tell a teacher – reach out to schools to encourage them to get involved.
- Sign up to pledge to be seen – reach out to human resources or diversity and inclusion managers to educate them.
Follow the link to find out more about Face Equality Week: https://bit.ly/3wfSqoE