Disfigurement

What Do You Think About On Your Way To A Job Interview?

Monica Duddy | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Duddy

One of the respondents to the survey commented, 'I was compared to another female colleague - a friend of mine - we were called 'the beauty and the beast.' Further to this, almost 80% of the respondents said they had avoided applying for a job because of potential reactions at the interview or from new colleagues.

I Cried When I Read The Disfigurement In The UK

Monica Duddy | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Monica Duddy

As you can see, this day is really important to challenge society on how people react to and treat those who have a visible difference. What I love about this day is that it is inclusive of so many differences, it is not completely assigned to a particular condition or personal situation. The next time you see someone in the street with a something different about them, just give them a smile.

A New Lease of Life for Acid Attack Survivors in India

Lucy Wilson | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

When Anshu was 16, she had acid thrown in her face. Kapil Sharma, 55, was a fellow villager from Bijnor, in India's Uttar Pradesh state when he attack...

National Burns Awareness Day: Raising Awareness To Save Lives

Lucy Wilson | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

Some people can't resist the strong taste of coffee in the morning or the tender smell of a Yankee candle in the evening. We all come into contact with hot substances on a daily basis. However, it is estimated that over 121,000 people are seen by burns services and emergency departments each year...

Travelling Solo With A Physical Disfigurement

Lucy Wilson | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

After the experience of travelling solo to Thailand, my confidence has grown enormously. If one culture can accept me as a "normal" person, I have to make every other person treat me in the same way. I feel as though my confidence now shows people that my burns do not bother me, and therefore they shouldn't bother them.