​Face Equality Week
International Face Equality Week in May focuses on the need for facial equality in business, school and other areas of life. Whether it is unconscious or conscious bias, many businesses and individuals overlook those with facial differences for jobs that involve facing the public. The practice of facial discrimination unfairly limits people who may be equally or more qualified for opportunities.

During the 2020 International Face Equality Week in May, 35 global charities from Taiwan to South Africa through North and Latin America, including Chattanooga-based FACES: The National Craniofacial Association, have joined forces to continue campaigning for a better, fairer world for people with facial differences.

This year’s campaign helps reshape the narrative around what it is really like to live with a facial difference right now, by telling real-life stories and challenging misconceptions.


  • People from across the United States have joined FACES in a Selfie Challenge.

  • The social media reach of FACES tripled, increasing awareness of face equality.

  • Those with craniofacial anomalies have a voice and a platform to share their stories and photos, which helps normalize facial differences.

  • A strong sense of unity has formed among the craniofacial community- both those people with facial differences and the organizations across the world that support them.


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Facial Disfigurement and My Fight for Face Equality

An honest memoir of the battle after severe facial burns; it’s a practical self-help guide for anyone with a facial difference and a manual for health professionals trying to help them. And, finally, it’s a manifesto for face equality, rooting out the stigmas of face-ism that oppress us all… and urging new face values in our 21st century world.

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FACES: The National Craniofacial Association