Out & About
Welcome to the Out and About section of iFace. Here you can find out what other young people with disfigurement are getting up to!
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Hot on heels of the Changing Faces 'Face Equality' poster campaign is a children’s documentary! Lucas, Max, Lauren and Harry, who appear on the new Face Equality posters are now appearing in a documentary, which is one of a strand, called "My Life". You can watch it on iplayer: Let us know what you think. There is information about the campaign and documentary on the main website www.changingfaces.org.uk
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I was about seven years old and used to walk to school by myself. I found this to be like an adventure every day. The journey was not long but when I look back it was pretty far for a seven year old to walk. At first I did not notice all the people that stared at me on my way to school - my concentration was on getting to school and noting most of the things I came across on my way so I could speak about them when I got there.
However I did finally notice that I was receiving a lot of attention on my way there and from a vast amount of people I was walking past. It started to really bug me and I would get really frustrated and angry on the way back home some days I would come home go straight up the stairs and into my room. One day my mother noticed this recurring pattern and came up and had a word with me. At first I didn't listen to her, then the next morning she gave me a little pad and a pen and she said whoever stares at you I want you to write them your autograph. I found it very amusing the next couple of days I'd been handing out so many autographs and everyone was taking them with a friendly thank you, or a smile. It certainly cheered me up at the time.
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