SHARE YOUR STORY
As with any cause worth championing, we are stronger when we stand together. The human experience is made up of a beautiful combination of different lives and stories, and it is enriched by those who share their stories with others. Although we are all unique, we are not alone. Share your story of facial difference below so others can realize that their own struggles and triumphs are understood.
Whether you have a facial difference or not, tell us why you support the cause. You just may provide the hope and encouragement that someone else needs.
4 tips for writing your story
Aim for around 500 words
Our audience like stories that are personal to the person who wrote it. So try to tell us as much as you can about how your visible difference has changed how you live. For example, if a stranger said something to you, what was the scenario and how did it affect you emotionally and practically?
If you’ve been on a journey of lows and highs, let us know what those moments were
Get inspired by looking at stories other people with a visible difference have submitted on our Your Stories page
Whether you want to share your story in the media, or just tell it anonymously, we always welcome people sharing their story with us.
FACES will treat all information as confidential.
The first step is to complete the form above. Once submitted, it’s reviewed by our Communications Team, and we will contact you to talk about your story, and if you would like to share it publicly or on the ‘Your Stories‘ page. If we think your story might be worth sharing elsewhere, we’ll talk to you about your options.
If you have any questions you’d like answering before completing the form, please email our Communications Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
How your story could be used
On our website or social media
We use your stories to show the difference that FACES can make. We can also use stories to show schools, colleges, companies, and health providers how they need to improve. These stories are often shared on our social media pages, too.
In a newspaper, magazine, online or on TV and film
This is a great way to help us get our message out there. If we think your story is suitable for a newspaper or magazine article, we’ll talk this through with you first, and talk about potentially becoming a champion for FACES.