I think it’s safe to say that all of us have multifaceted relationships with the way our faces look.
We may notice a blemish here, a scar there, a bump or a divot all arranged on our face to show the world some of what makes us… us.
But what if, on your precious face, it wasn’t just a blemish or a bump, but an injury so extensive that it makes people stare? Makes you reconsider what beauty means, and how you measure your worth. Makes public radio show producers reach out to ask you to talk about it: How it’s formed you, how it’s changed you, how it hasn’t… and if you’d reverse it if you could.
Today, meet three people who’ve had this experience: One whose face was burned by fire, another whose face was burned by a botched medical procedure, and another who lost her nose to a dog bite.
There was a special mention of the show brought up during Tessa's segment on the complicated relationship models have to beauty. Listen to it here.