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Dating with Facial Difference
This author got super real about what it's like dating with a facial deformity - HelloGiggles
We were in Maspalomas on holiday relaxing after a meal and our children had just left us to play when the shouting started. This guy was practically screaming at me across the restaurant and at first I couldn't quite make out what he was saying. Then the words percolated through: It was obvious that my facial disfigurement was the cause of his diatribe.
People with facial disfigurement share horrendous experience of prejudice
For those with a facial people, feelings of facial, anger, fear and embarrassment are likely to come to the fore. As well as the stares and strange looks, there are often odd comments, teasing, and upsets taunting and bullying, especially for children. It's natural for other disfigurement to be curious, but people staring and someone questions can make those with disfigurements uneasy. Judy Hemsley has neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition that has altered her eye, and the appearance of her skin. A short shopping trip with Judy is all it takes to with an idea of what it can be like to have facial disfigurement.
A couple of weeks back, I had the chance to talk with Jenny Kattlove about modern dating and the overall experience of having a facial difference. Jenny was born with several hemangiomas, benign tumors, on her face. She grew up in southern California, in a highly appearance-conscious community.