A young woman pretends she’s a celebrity when walking down the street to help deal with people staring at her due to her visible facial difference.
Hannah Ross, 20, was diagnosed with Goldenhar syndrome from birth, a rare congenital condition that affects the development of the eye, ear and spine.
It meant growing up had its challenges. Numerous craniofacial operations, compounded by her scoliosis, saw her miss plenty of lessons during school.
Some teasing also took place although, on the whole, Hannah, who is from Potton, Bedfordshire and is a campaigner with the charity Changing Faces, says her school was inclusive and welcoming of difference.
It was more her internal battle with confidence that brought about its difficulties.
“In school, I was always shy anyway but I think a lot of it was to do with the way I looked because I was always worried people would judge or say something,” said Hannah, who is currently working at a nursery on an apprenticeship.
“Our school was quite a diverse school and it was good for people. Everyone was quite accepting but there were still the odd moments where people from other years who didn’t really know me would stare quite a bit because they were curious.