A vital step in any burn survivor’s recovery is accepting their changed appearance and gaining confidence in social situations. For many, this is a long, difficult journey – but it doesn’t have to be. There is beauty in our strength, beauty in our courage, and beauty in our scars.
of people with facial differences have experienced staring, comments, or unpleasantness
feel having a facial difference affected their lifetime ambitions or their career
were bullied in school because of their appearance
—Orrealus Harris, Burn Survivor
We are a founding member of Face Equality International, a global alliance of organizations representing people with visible differences. We hope to create a global culture where everyone with an unusual appearance is treated equally, without bias or stigma.