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Do You Wanna Know How I Got These Scars?

Something for Monday Morning: a brilliant little subversion of the narratives of acquired facial disfigurement (and of course the famous line as delivered by Heath Ledger’s Joker, and his many conflicting stories of his scars’ origins) from The Awkward Yeti series by … Continue reading

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You Can’t Ask That: Facial Difference

In case you missed it, the ABC series You Can’t Ask That recently interviewed a number of people with facial differences about their experiences. The series has become highly acclaimed in Australia for giving a wide range of marginalised groups … Continue reading

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Mollie Dorsey Sanford’s flying wax tooth.

We all know now that George Washington’s false teeth weren’t really made of wood. According to Willliam M. Etter, Washington’s dentures were comprised of ivory (including hippopotamus), human and animal teeth, metal and lead. At the time he became President, … Continue reading

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Sue Townsend’s ‘The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year’

An unexpected but sympathetically humorous instance of a character with facial disfigurement in The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year (2012) by the wonderful Sue Townsend (so much for ‘non-work reading’). An elderly neighbour of the bed-bound woman in question, … Continue reading

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