In a vlog for HuffPost UK's new section, Everybody, Adam Pearson discusses the advice he would give his 16-year-old self on dating and living with neurofibromatosis. Adam says the best thing he could do for his younger self would be to give himself a bit of a slap and tell him to get on with it.
Adam, who was recently nominated for UK Documentary Presenter of the Year at the 2016 Grierson Awards, is currently filming series three of Tricks of the Restaurant Trade for Channel 4, which will air later this year.
HuffPost UK Lifestyle has launched EveryBody, a new section calling for better equality and inclusivity for people living with disability and invisible illness. The aim is to empower those whose voices are not always heard and redefine attitudes to identity, lifestyle and ability in 2017. We'll be covering all manner of lifestyle topics - from health and fitness to dating, sex and relationships.
We'd love to hear your stories. To blog for the section, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'EveryBody'. To flag any issues that are close to your heart, please email email@example.com, again with the subject line 'EveryBody'.
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