Dating with deformities
Learning how to be confident and handle people's reactions can help people with disfigurements get more out of social interactions.
Using positive body language and having a set of responses ready to use if people stare at you can be helpful. Carrying yourself with confidence can help you feel more comfortable and encourage positive interactions with others.
For example, when people ask "What happened to your face?If you'd like individual advice and support, you can talk to Changing Faces.The charity supports people with disfigurements to build their confidence and cope with the emotional impact of looking different.Others expressed concern, including the person who wrote on Twitter: “When is Channel 4 going to realise how offensive their shows are getting? The channel has just announced that it is cutting a scene from a forthcoming show called I’m Spazticus, in which people with disabilities pull pranks on the public.The members of an art class have objected to a stunt in which a blind man groped their nude model.
His 25-year-old brother, Jack, lives nearby, while his older sister, Alice, lives in Hong Kong. I think what Channel 4 did was to provoke a debate that needed to happen, among people who would not normally give these issues a second thought.” They are both, however, bracing themselves for the many comments that will appear online when the show is broadcast.