My Life With A Disfigurement
By Dave Macleod, Tuesday 30th August 2022

Channel Premiere 
Saturday, 10th September at 11:00 and 17:40.
Repeated Tuesday, 27th September at 08:55 and 16:50.

In this emotionally charged film we follow three extraordinary young people living with facial disfigurement. In emotional accounts they reveal their battles to overcome how others see them. Over a million people in the UK live with some type of disfigurement.

Growing up in a world where image is everything looking different can be a huge challenge, but these young people are determined not to let their disfigurement hold them back. We meet 25 year old Yasmin, who suffers from a rare condition called Parry-Romberg syndrome which is a degenerative disease which is destroying the tissue on the left side of her face. Yasmin finds the courage to do something she loves more than anything – and sings at an open mic night.

We join 24 year old Raiche, who suffered 70% burns from a house fire when she was just 18 months old, as she has a new wig fitted and her eyebrows tattooed; and we hear from 22 year old Chloe who has a port wine stain as she battles her insecurities as she studies at University.

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