https://www.thelily.com/wearing-a-mask-helps-me-blend-in-but-my-facial-disfigurement-makes-me-who-i-am/

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Just after the coronavirus outbreak was deemed a pandemic, I moved out of the apartment I share with my boyfriend and in with my parents. My partner is an essential worker and I have multiple health conditions. So while he went to work, I self-isolated with my family. I was born with Crouzon syndrome, a craniofacial condition where the bones in the head fused prematurely. Because my face — with crooked, wide-set eyes — is asymmetrical, I grew up understanding what it’s like to want to hide myself. Not out of shame for what I look like, but because dealing with other people’s reactions was exhausting. Years of strangers staring and pointing made me believe I should cover my face to... Full story

5 July

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