How Do I Look? Amy on her Port Wine Stain

I hope you’ve been enjoying my new blog series, How Do I Look? For the past 6 years I have used this blog to talk about my rosacea but I wanted to open the conversation about skin positivity and visible differences so I can cover (and learn about) lots of different topics. Every week I am going to be talking to an inspirational and interesting person in order to share their story and experiences to educate, help, and support others.

Today’s interview is with Amy, who I first discovered when we appeared on Katie Piper’s Face to Face (although sadly we didn’t get to meet in person). She does so much to raise awareness of Port Wine Stain Birthmarks and her make up skills are unparalleled! I hope you enjoy this interview – if you do I would appreciate if you shared it with a friend or on social media. Anything you can do to help spread the skin positivity word is such a big help – after all we can’t change the way the world sees visible differences without being visible!

An interview with Amy about her Port Wine Stain. We chat skin positivity, birthmarks in the media, and the impact of skin differences on mental health. Amy shares her make up tips and advice. #talontedlex #birthmarktips #makeupadvice
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How Do I Look? Susie On Telogen Effluvium (hair loss)

This is the fourth post in my new blog series, How Do I Look? and I’m so pleased that you are enjoying it so far – your messages and comments have been so encouraging, so thank you! I have used this blog to write about rosacea for the past 6 years and I wanted to open the conversation about skin positivity and visible differences so I can cover (and learn about) lots of different topics. Every week I am going to be talking to an inspirational and interesting person to share their story and experiences to help and support others.

Today’s post is dedicated to the effervescent Susie (@susiebluesyy). I ‘met’ her online years ago and she has been entertaining me and filling my timelines with joy ever since. We finally met in person 2 years ago when I was a guest on her (sadly now-defunct) podcast, The Try Pod. She has a complicated history with her health, which I will let her explain, but in this interview she is talking about her recent struggles with Telogen Effluvium. This interview is also very timely, as August is Hair Loss Awareness Month – please feel free to share this interview to help spread the word, educate others, and make sufferers feel less alone.

Repin and click to read my interview with Susie (@susiebluesyy), who talks to me about Telogen Effluvium and the impact hair loss has had on her life. Hair loss tips, advice for hair loss. #talontedlex #skinpositivity #hairloss #telogeneffluvium
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How Do I Look? Natalie on Vitiligo

Welcome to the third instalment in my new blog series, How Do I Look? I have used this blog to write about rosacea for the past 6 years and I wanted to open the conversation about skin positivity and visible differences so I can cover (and learn about) lots of different topics. Every week I am going to be talking to an inspirational and interesting person to share their story and experiences to help and support others.

This week I spoke to the amazing Natalie who has had Vitiligo for most of her life. I first met Natalie when we both appeared on Katie Piper’s Face To Face on Channel 4 – I only got to speak to her for a few minutes backstage while we were waiting to be photographed, but her section on the show was one of my favourites. Our episode is still available to watch HERE if you’re interested.

Repin and click to read my interview with Natalie (@being_just_us), Vitiligo and skin positivity advocate. She talks about growing up with Vitiligo, how representation has changed, and how she has grown to love her skin. #talontedlex #skinpositivity #vitiligo
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How Do I Look? Sofia On Acne

This is the second instalment in my new blog series, How Do I Look? I have written so much about rosacea in the past 6 years and I wanted to open the conversation about skin positivity and visible differences to cover lots of different topics. Every week I am going to be talking to inspirational and interesting people to share their stories and experiences to help and support others.

In today’s post I interview the amazing Sofia Grahn, a skin positivity and acne advocate from Sweden. She only started sharing her story publicly a year ago, but has already become a wonderfully uplifting and important voice within the acne community. I absolutely love this interview and hope you do too.

Repin and click to read my interview with Sofia (@isotretinoinwiths), acne and skin positivity advocate. She talks about skin positivity, shares her tips for self love, and the media visibility of acne. #talontedlex #skinpositivity #acnepositivity
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How Do I Look? Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared)

I am really excited to introduce my new blog series, How Do I Look? I have been blogging about rosacea for over 6 years and my passion for skin positivity (and the wider discussion around visible differences) is slowly breaking through to the mainstream conversation. I wanted to talk to exciting and interesting people, who are sharing their stories and experiences to help and inspire others.

We are starting with the fantastic and wise Michelle Elman. You may know her from the viral photo that sparked her Scarred Not Scared campaign, when she posted a photo of herself in a bikini with the title ‘People With Scars Can’t Wear Bikinis’. Michelle had 15 surgeries in the space of 20 years and shares beautiful and honest images along with advice that inspires her followers to embrace themselves, in every way. She is also a trained body confidence coach, so when I say she is wise… she is really wise!

Repin and click to read my interview with the amazing Michelle Elman (@scarrednotscared), the body confidence coach and body positive campaigner. She talks about body positivity, shares her tips for self love, and the media visibility of scars. 
#talontedlex #michelleelman #scarrednotscared #bodypositivity
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